ticker tape

Origin of ticker tape

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
Also called tape.
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Historical Examples of ticker tape

  • He is one of those born newspaper men who could not live out of sight of the ticker-tape, and the copy-hook and the proof-sheet.

British Dictionary definitions for ticker tape

ticker tape

  1. stock exchange a continuous paper ribbon on which a tape machine automatically prints current stock quotations
  2. ticker-tape reception or ticker-tape parade (mainly in New York) the showering of the motorcade of a distinguished politician, visiting head of state, etc, with ticker tape as a sign of welcome
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