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ticker

[tik-er] /ˈtɪk ər/
noun
1.
a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints stock prices, market reports, etc., on a paper tape.
2.
a person or thing that ticks.
3.
Slang. a watch.
4.
Slang. the heart.
Origin of ticker
1820-1830
1820-30; 1880-85 for def 4; tick1 + -er1
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ticker

/ˈtɪkə/
noun
1.
(slang)
  1. the heart
  2. a watch
2.
a person or thing that ticks
3.
(stock exchange) the US word for tape machine (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for ticker
n.

1821, "something that ticks," from tick (2); slang meaning "heart" first recorded 1930. Ticker tape (1902) is from ticker "telegraphic device for recording stock market quotations, etc." (1883).

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tick 3

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tight as a tick

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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