big cap

noun

Definition of 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

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First Known Use of big cap

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Big cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/big%20cap. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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