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money market

the short-term trade in money, as in the sale and purchase of bonds and certificates.
Origin of money market
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • To use the language of the money-market, there was a temporary “slump” in cable shares.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • These things interested him only by the effect they might produce on the money-market.

    Which? Ernest Daudet
  • I've heard her doing it to the old man, getting through shipping news, money-market, and politics in fine style.

    A Garland for Girls Louisa May Alcott
  • They believe in the Laws and the money-market and Respectability.

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker Harley Granville-Barker
  • Now well find the money-market, and see what my two thousand pounds is worth.

    The Angel of Pain E. F. Benson
  • No, sir; its the money-market whats—ti—tight, replied the gentlemanly dressed individual, though much the worse for bad whiskey.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • Two years later, one of our historic panics shook the money-market, and in its course brought down Oak Farm.

British Dictionary definitions for money-market

money market

(finance) the financial institutions dealing with short-term loans and capital and with foreign exchange Compare capital market
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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money-market in Culture

money market definition

A collective term for the many markets in which funds that are loaned for short periods to businesses or to governments are bought and sold.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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