follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

big stick diplomacy

big stick diplomacy in Culture

big stick diplomacy definition


International negotiations backed by the threat of force. The phrase comes from a proverb quoted by Theodore Roosevelt, who said that the United States should “Speak softly and carry a big stick.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Word Value for big

6
8
Scrabble Words With Friends