blue chip

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  1. Chiefly Poker. a blue-colored chip of high value.

  2. a common stock issued by a major company that has financial strength, stability against fluctuations, and a good record of dividend payments: regarded as a low-risk investment.

  1. a secure and valuable item or property held in reserve: The airfield was a blue chip in the struggle for military supremacy.

Origin of blue chip

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05

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Other definitions for blue-chip (2 of 2)

[ bloo-chip ]

  1. of, relating to, or constituting a blue chip.

  2. having outstanding or exemplary qualities within a specified category; leading: a group of blue-chip scientists; blue-chip stock.

Origin of blue-chip

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use blue chip in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for blue chip

blue chip

  1. a gambling chip with the highest value

  2. finance

    • a stock considered reliable with respect to both dividend income and capital value

    • (as modifier): a blue-chip company

  1. (modifier) denoting something considered to be a valuable asset

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