big cap


: a company with a relatively high stock market capitalization value
also : the stock of such a company
We are now coming off a 13-year period—the longest ever—when every single year big caps have bettered their position over small caps compared with the year before. Ken Fisher, The Making of a Market Guru, 2010
often used before another noun
big cap stocks … with the big cap market treading water, the small cap market is positively listless. Susan Lee, Forbes, 5 Nov. 1984

Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of big cap was in 1983

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“Big cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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