- a string of daisies linked together to form a chain.
- such a chain used as a garland or carried on festive days by a group of women college students.
- a series of interconnected or related things or events: a daisy chain of legislative delays and stalemates.
- Slang. a group sexual activity in which the participants serve as active and passive partners to different people simultaneously.
- Commerce. a series of transactions designed to create the appearance of active trading, as in a particular stock, in order to manipulate the price.
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Historical Examples of daisy chain
Sarah Miggs had made a daisy-chain and sent it to her, and it was twice as long as the bed.The New Gulliver and Other Stories
I just shook my head 'n' walked to my pew, 'n' there, if it was n't looped shut with a daisy-chain!Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs
I just shook my head an' walked to my pew, an' there, if it wasn't looped shut with a daisy-chain!
Father Brown threw away a daisy-chain he was making, and rose with a wistful look.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
- a garland made, esp by children, by threading daisies together
A series of connected events, activities, or experiences. For example, The daisy chain of lectures on art history encompassed the last 200 years. This metaphorical term alludes to a string of the flowers linked together. [Mid-1800s]
A line or circle of three or more persons engaged in simultaneous sexual activity. For example, A high-class call girl, she drew the line at daisy chains. [Vulgar slang; 1920s]
A series of securities transactions intended to give the impression of active trading so as to drive up the price. For example, The SEC is on the alert for unscrupulous brokers who are engaging in daisy chains. [1980s]