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 FisherThe Making of a Market Guru2010
often used before another noun
  • big cap stocks
  • … with the big cap market treading water, the small cap market is positively listless.
  • —Susan LeeForbes5 Nov. 1984

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First Known Use of big cap

1983


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