Definitions for peace dividend

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word peace dividend


  1. peace dividend(Noun)

    an economic benefit gained from a reduction in defence spending, especially a fund of public money that would be available for other purposes


  1. Peace dividend

    Peace dividend is a political slogan popularized by US President George H.W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the early 1990s, purporting to describe the economic benefit of a decrease in defense spending. It is used primarily in discussions relating to the guns versus butter theory. The term was frequently used at the end of the Cold War, when many Western nations significantly cut military spending.


Find a translation for the peace dividend definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these peace dividend definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"peace dividend." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. < dividend>.

Are we missing a good definition for peace dividend?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for peace dividend: