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petrodollars

[pe-troh-dol-erz] /ˈpɛ troʊˌdɒl ərz/
plural noun
1.
surplus revenues in dollars accumulated by petroleum-exporting countries, as those of the Middle East, especially when then used for foreign loans or investments.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; petro-2 + dollars
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British Dictionary definitions for petrodollar

petrodollar

/ˈpɛtrəʊˌdɒlə/
noun
1.
money, paid in dollars, earned by a country for the exporting of petroleum
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Contemporary definitions for petrodollar
noun

a unit representing money earned by a petroleum-producing and -exporting country

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Word Origin and History for petrodollar
n.

1974, "surplus of petroleum exports over imports of all other goods," as a notational unit of currency (in reference to OPEC nations), formed in English from petro- (2) + dollar.

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