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English definition of “banana republic”

banana republic

noun [C]     disapproving offensive
a small country , especially in South and Central America , that is poor , corrupt , and badly ruled Republics and kingdoms
(Definition of banana republic noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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