nounchiefly North American
A small decrease or slight downward trend: a downtick in the unemployment rate is welcome news
More example sentences
- The metabolic downtick from these changes in body composition is fairly small, about 1 to 2 percent a decade.
- In addition, Gallup does an employment tracking poll and Gallup forecasts a slight downtick in the unemployment figure in May.
- The current downtick in his ratings puts him below the pattern of successful presidents.
Definition of downtick in:
- The US English dictionary