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bear market

noun

finance : a market (such as a stock market) in which prices are going down

Full Definition of BEAR MARKET

:  a market in which securities or commodities are persistently declining in value — compare bull market

Origin of BEAR MARKET

1bear (one that sells in expectation of a price decline)
First Known Use: 1858

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