Wall Street


: the influential financial interests of the U.S. economy

Examples of Wall Street in a Sentence

After college she got a job on Wall Street.
Recent Examples on the Web But now, with pace of rising prices coming under control, most Wall Street observers believe that rate is at, or close to, its peak. Tanza Loudenback, wsj.com, 18 Sep. 2023 Baruch College offers the best value of any university in the country, according to the new Wall Street Journal/College Pulse college rankings. Kevin McAllister, WSJ, 18 Sep. 2023 According to the Times: The brokers stood perfectly thunderstruck for a moment, and then there was a general run to notify the different houses in Wall Street of the failure. Mickey Butts, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Sep. 2023 Wedding 2, Stand by Me, Superbad, Up in the Air, Vice, The Wolf of Wall Street, both Anchorman movies and the Jaws franchise. Hilary Lewis, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Sep. 2023 Neither Rove nor Ryan were directly involved in Paxton’s impeachment trial, but Rove predicted the end of Paxton's time as attorney general last month in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Misty Severi, Washington Examiner, 18 Sep. 2023 The Tulsa race riot of 1921, also called the Tulsa race massacre, resulted in the death of hundreds of African American residents of the city’s Greenwood district – then a Black economic hub also known as Black Wall Street – when a mob of White rioters looted and burned the community. Alaa Elassar, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 And has Powell maybe just pulled off the soft landing already? Despite taking a ribbing from Wall Street, the Fed Chair has already had a lot of success in navigating the U.S. economy towards the ideal outcome. Bywill Daniel, Fortune, 16 Sep. 2023 The Wall Street Journal fired the starting gun before Labor Day with the inside story of Musk’s Twitter takeover. Boris Kachka, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History


Wall Street, New York City, site of the New York Stock Exchange

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Wall Street was in 1831

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“Wall Street.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wall%20Street. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

Wall Street

: the powerful financial interests that control or influence the U.S. economy

from Wall Street in New York City, site of a major stock trading exchange

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