[ boo l-ish ]
/ ˈbʊl ɪʃ /


like a bull.
obstinate or stupid.
  1. rising in prices.
  2. characterized by favorable economic prospects.
  3. Informal. regarding a particular investment as potentially profitable (often followed by on): We're still bullish on treasury bonds.
hopeful; optimistic.

Origin of bullish

First recorded in 1560–70; bull1 + -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for bullish


/ (ˈbʊlɪʃ) /


like a bull
stock exchange causing, expecting, or characterized by a rise in pricesa bullish market
informal cheerful and optimisticthe prime minister was in a bullish mood

Derived Forms

bullishness, noun
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