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Wall Street

Syllabification: Wall Street

Definition of Wall Street in English:

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.
Example sentences
  • 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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