a list of persons or things to watch for possible action in the future: a watch list of possible growth stocks.
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Origin of watch list
First recorded in 1970–75
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British Dictionary definitions for watch list
/ (ˈwɒtʃˌlɪst) /
a list of things to be monitored, esp in order to prevent loss, damage, etc
a list of people or organizations to be kept under surveillance, esp because they are suspected of wrongdoingterrorist watchlist
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