Wall Street

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noun

a street in New York City, in S Manhattan: the major financial center of the U.S.
the money market or the financiers of the U.S.

Origin of Wall Street

1820–30, Americanism for def 2
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British Dictionary definitions for wall street

Wall Street

noun

a street in lower Manhattan, New York, where the Stock Exchange and major banks are situated, regarded as the embodiment of American finance

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Culture definitions for wall street

Wall Street

A street in New York City on which the New York Stock Exchange and many investment firms are located. The street's name is often used in reference to the activities conducted on it: “Stock prices fell on Wall Street.”


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