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Wall Street

a street in New York City, in S Manhattan: the major financial center of the U.S.
the money market or the financiers of the U.S.
Origin of Wall Street
1820-30, Americanism for def 2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I think that I have seen two or three of them in Wall Street; but we have never met on speaking-terms.

    An Ambitious Woman Edgar Fawcett
  • When you get to my office in Wall Street I'll take you on a hunt you'll not forget.

    The Root of Evil Thomas Dixon
  • “Yes, but there are lots and lots of them kings of Wall Street,” persisted Bob, who had a strong desire to become a speculator.

    The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey
  • I have only showed you that all the good bluffers are not confined to Wall Street.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day
  • Nearly all of the financial operations of Wall Street brokers are of a like character.

British Dictionary definitions for Wall Street

Wall Street

a street in lower Manhattan, New York, where the Stock Exchange and major banks are situated, regarded as the embodiment of American finance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Wall Street in Culture

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.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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