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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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Examples from the web for ticker
  • Even though heart attacks may not be deadly, they can leave your ticker damaged.
  • The astronauts could come home to ticker tape parades.
  • So long as theories of trading patterns could be developed, it wouldn't matter what lies beneath a ticker symbol.
  • Sometimes, they have responded by changing their ticker symbols.
  • Mounds of confetti and ticker-tape in the streets bear a spooky resemblance to the debris of the attacks ten years later.
  • Instead of a search bar, there are friends' ticker feeds.
  • Take a deep breath, then enter a ticker symbol to see a real-time quote.
  • Tracking your ticker sometimes seems more trouble than it's worth.
  • He also came up with the heart stent that keeps our current vice president's ticker going.
  • Grab the horizontal bar between the ticker and the chat window below it.
British Dictionary definitions for ticker

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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Slang definitions & phrases for ticker

tick 3

Related Terms

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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