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stock market (n.)

"place where securities are bought and sold," 1809, from stock (n.2) + market. The original Stock Market (mid-14c.) was a fish and meat market in the City of London on or near the later site of Mansion House, so called perhaps because it occupied the site of a former stocks. Stock exchange is attested from 1773.

updated on December 02, 2013

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Definitions of stock market from WordNet

stock market (n.)
an exchange where security trading is conducted by professional stockbrokers;
Synonyms: stock exchange / securities market
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