- a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints stock prices, market reports, etc., on a paper tape.
- a person or thing that ticks.
- Slang. a watch.
- Slang. the heart.
Origin of ticker
Examples from the Web for ticker
If I brought down the Mob,” the Rev. Al Sharpton demanded on Monday, “I want my ticker tape parade.Al Sharpton: I’m No Snitch
April 8, 2014
Graph Search, timeline, ticker—whatever happened to the cheap thrill of the poke?When’s the Last Time You Were Poked?
January 17, 2013
When she checked the next morning, the ticker showed 304 views.Lennon and Maisy Stella Dish on Their Viral Stardom
June 4, 2012
Ticker will enable an entire new generation of applications—games, news apps, music tools—that are built atop the social network.What Did Facebook Change Now?
September 21, 2011
And at the end of November, that ticker goes up to 38.5 when Rivera turns 41.The Last Days of Derek Jeter's Yankees
October 21, 2010
He'd just taken it off the ticker when we found him in Fouts's place there.
The crowd surged about the ticker, and their voices came as from afar.
“You might give me credit for returning your ticker,” she said in abused tone.Penny of Top Hill Trail
Belle Kanaris Maniates
A knot of gentlemen are chatting about the ticker; some more are watching the board.
But, no doubt, the most significant object in the office was the ticker.The Octopus
- the heart
- a watch
- a person or thing that ticks
- stock exchange the US word for tape machine (def. 2)
Word Origin and History for ticker
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).