the total amount by which a single seller or all sellers are short in a particular stock or commodity or in the market as a whole.
What Are Mr. And Mrs. Short For?When it comes to Mr and Mrs the difference is pretty clear, but what about Miss Mrs Ms? Quick answer: Ask her what she prefers — Miss Mrs or Ms?
“Sir” And “Madam” Are Shorter Versions Of What Words?Let’s say you want to get the attention of a male clerk in the produce section of the grocery store. Would you say, “Excuse me sire, but could you please explain the difference between a yam and a sweet potato?” (For the answer to that question, read this.) Addressing a stranger as “sire” might raise an eyebrow. But if you said it, you wouldn’t necessarily …
- short gyrus of insula,
- short hairs,
- short haul,
- short head,
- short hundredweight,
- short iron,
- short jenny,
- short leg,
- short line,
- short list
Origin of short interest
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
Also called short account, short position.
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