watch list

or watch·list


a list of persons or things to watch for possible action in the future: a watch list of possible growth stocks.

Origin of watch list

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for watchlist

/ (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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