- (of securities and bonds) of the highest rating or quality; secure.
- (of bonds) government backed or guaranteed.
Origin of gilt-edged
Examples from the Web for gilt-edged
It was you who used to tell me about the Gilt-Edged Girl, and her fine clothes and her city ways, and all that.Vistas of New York|Brander Matthews
The worst of it was, these here villagers didn't appreciate what gilt-edged security Rajah was.Shorty McCabe|Sewell Ford
Claws became interlocked, and they fell each with distended crest, like a gilt-edged cloudlet following the setting sun.Tropic Days|E. J. Banfield
The speculative ones were not paid up; and the gilt-edged ones just paid the calls on them until the whole show burst up.The Inca of Perusalem|George Bernard Shaw
But leave that gilt-edged mortgage there ter stare you in the face.The California Birthday Book|Various