adjective bull·ish \ˈbu̇-lish also ˈbə-\
: hopeful or confident that something or someone will be successful : optimistic about the future of something or someone
: expecting the price of stocks to go up : characterized by rising stock prices
: suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
a : marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market) <a bullish market> <bullish policies> <bullish investors>
b : optimistic about something's or someone's prospects <bullish on the company's future>
— bull·ish·ly adverb
— bull·ish·ness noun
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Examples of BULLISH
- Members of her party are bullish about her reelection.
- They are bullish about the future of the product.
First Known Use of BULLISH