petrodollars [pe-troh-dol-erz] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN plural noun surplus revenues in dollars accumulated by petroleum-exporting countries, as those of the Middle East, especially when then used for foreign loans or investments.

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  • Origin of petrodollars 1970–75; petro-2 + dollars Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petrodollars Contemporary Examples of petrodollars

  • He waged war on the modern with a Siemens dialysis machine in-tow, bankrolled by Aramco petrodollars.

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