short interest

noun Finance.

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.

Nearby words

  1. short gyrus of insula,
  2. short hairs,
  3. short haul,
  4. short head,
  5. short hundredweight,
  6. short iron,
  7. short jenny,
  8. short leg,
  9. short line,
  10. short list

Origin of short interest

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90

Also called short account, short position. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019