Definition of street name in English:

street name

Syllabification: street name

noun

  • 1An informal term for something, especially an illegal drug.
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    • It is a street name for sexual immorality.
    • Marijuana has a variety of street names.
    • It is also known as methamphetamine and by the street names "ice" and " Nazi crank ".
  • 2North American The name of a brokerage firm, bank, or dealer in which stock is held on behalf of a purchaser.
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    • Shares held in a brokerage account are very rarely registered in the shareholder's name and are instead registered in street name.
    • To change the registration of a security that is not held in street name, you can transfer the title through our brokerage service or the transfer agent.
    • You may have your security registered in street name and held in your account at your broker-dealer.

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