Definition of Wall Street in English:

Wall Street

Syllabification: Wall Street
  • 1A street at the south end of Manhattan in New York City, where the New York Stock Exchange and other leading US financial institutions are located.
  • 1.1Used allusively to refer to the US money market or financial interests.
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    • If he gets the job, O'Neal would be the first African American CEO of a Wall Street brokerage giant.
    • She is accused of lying to and otherwise misleading officers of the law in a Wall Street insider trading case.
    • Within a few months, he signed up an ex-energy executive, a start-up veteran, and a Wall Street financier.

Origin

named after a wooden stockade that was built in 1653 around the original Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam.

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