banana republic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to banana republic: gap, Zara

banana republic

n.
A small country that is economically dependent on a single export commodity, such as bananas, and is typically governed by a dictator or the armed forces.

banana republic

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) derogatory a small country, esp in Central America, that is politically unstable and has an economy dominated by foreign interest, usually dependent on one export, such as bananas

banan′a repub`lic


n.
any small nation in the tropics whose economy is largely dependent on fruit exports.
[1930–35]

banana republic

A small country with an economy that is highly dependent on a single crop or resource, and is often ruled by a dictator or miltary junta.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banana republic - a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
Translations

banana republic

n (fam, pej) → repubblica delle banane
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
We are thrilled to open our first Banana Republic store in France - a brand-building flagship in Paris - and reach yet another important milestone for our international growth strategy," said Stephen Sunnucks, president, International, Gap Inc.
On the Fifth Avenue side, Coach, Zara, Aldo, Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole Shoes, J.
Banana Republic gives senator slip The Banana Republic chain has begun pulling its ads featuring Colorado Sen.
today updated its list of Thanksgiving and Black Friday promotions for its five brands - Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta - as well as its Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory stores.
Neighboring retailers include Sears, Macy's, Babies "R" Us, JCPenny, Banana Republic, bebe, Sephora, Talbots and many more.
Eighty percent of the Old Navy stores in America will open, along with stores from the Gap, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, and Banana Republic Factory divisions.
The RKF team is marketing the space to financial institutions and national apparel tenants to join neighboring retailers Banana Republic, The Gap, Victoria's Secret, Barnes and Noble, HSBC, Circuit City and Best Buy.
NYSE:GPS) today announced the opening of the first Banana Republic store in Russia through its franchise channel.
Other retail tenants at Rockefeller Center include Kenneth Cole, Banana Republic, Coach, Cole Haan, L'Occitane, Tumi, J.
announced today plans to open its first Banana Republic store in France in Paris in early December 2011.
With retailers such as Equinox, Banana Republic, Kenneth Cole, Ann Taylor, Cipriani and now The Body Shop, this market rivals any other retail market in the city.