blue chip


Definition of blue chip

1a : a stock issue of high investment quality that usually pertains to a substantial well-established company and enjoys public confidence in its worth and stability also : a company that offers such stocks
b : a business or undertaking with an outstanding record or likelihood of profitability
2 : one that is outstanding: such as
a : an outstandingly worthwhile or valuable property or asset
b : an athlete rated as excellent or as an excellent prospect

Other Words from blue chip

blue-chip \ ˈblü-​ˈchip How to pronounce blue chip (audio) \ adjective

Examples of blue chip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After 30 years of managing consumer facing blue chip brands like Wells Fargo, American Express, Charles Schwab and Whirlpool, Moldafsky moved to a BtoB brand because she was attracted to the Nielsen mission. Bruce Rogers, Forbes, 4 May 2021 Washington said the sophomore continues to play with the chip on his shoulder of not being a blue chip. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 26 Mar. 2021 The blue chip index ended down 652.22 points, or 1.9%, at 34,483.72., 1 Dec. 2021 If three top-shelf programs with great tradition, history and geography aren’t landing the majority of blue chip recruits in Florida, that’s a serious problem. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, 14 Nov. 2021 These reporters hound the internet, academic institutions, investors, blue chip companies and alums to put forth the most promising under 30s. Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes, 5 Nov. 2021 Besides betting big on Big Tech, Ensign Peak Advisors scoops up other blue chip stocks and invests in consumer goods, health care, banking and business services. The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Sep. 2021 Filecoin, which is likewise backed by blue chip VC firms, offers a decentralized form of computer storage. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, 21 Oct. 2020 The new fund will develop, produce and finance feature films, and is backed by blue chip investors and banks. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 19 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of blue chip

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of blue chip was in 1892

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16 Jan 2022

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“Blue chip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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Legal Definition of blue chip

: a stock issue of high investment quality that usually pertains to a substantial well-established company and enjoys public confidence in its worth and stability

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