Wall Street

Wall Street

noun
1.
a street in New York City, in S Manhattan: the major financial center of the U.S.
2.
the money market or the financiers of the U.S.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism for def 2

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Wall Street
 
n
a street in lower Manhattan, New York, where the Stock Exchange and major banks are situated, regarded as the embodiment of American finance

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Wall Street
"U.S. financial world," 1836, from street in New York City that is home to many investment firms and stock traders, as well as NYSE. The street so called because it ran along the interior of the defensive wall of the old Dutch colonial town.
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Wall Street definition


A street in New York City on which the New York Stock Exchange and many investment firms are located. The street's name is often used in reference to the activities conducted on it: “Stock prices fell on Wall Street.”

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