Petrodollar



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

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