Definition of Wall Street in English:

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Wall Street

1A street at the south end of Manhattan, where the New York Stock Exchange and other leading American financial institutions are located.
1.1Used allusively to refer to the American 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.


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

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