Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A U.S. dollar acquired from illegal drug traffic. Often used in the plural.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. money (especially in the form of US dollars) obtained from narcotrafficking

Etymologies

narco- +‎ dollar (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We cannot afford to rebuild their entire nation -- as the president kept stressing last night, we have our own nation to rebuild (after the economic policies of the Bush administration, as disastrous as his foreign policies) -- but we cannot afford to let Afghanistan once again descend into chaos, exploited by the narcodollar-rich Taliban and the petrodollar-rich Qaeda. 9/11 happened; that or worse can happen again, as we saw in Madrid, London, Bali, and elsewhere.

    The Least Bad Option in Afghanistan

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