short squeeze

[ shawrt-skweez ]

nounStock Exchange.
  1. a condition that occurs when the price of a stock or security rises unexpectedly after an unusually large number of short transactions, forcing the short sellers to cut their losses by rapidly buying up the stock, in turn driving the price even higher.

Origin of short squeeze

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby short squeeze Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023