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short seller

noun, Finance.
a person, as a speculator, who sells short.
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  • And this is true even of some of the less exotic financial instruments, like insturance policies and short selling.

    Chasing the Tails Megan McArdle November 8, 2012
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short selling

(finance) the practice of selling commodities, securities, currencies, etc that one does not have in the expectation that falling prices will enable one to buy them in at a profit before they have to be delivered
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