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

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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 Over the past half decade, Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen have both delivered annual shareholder returns of around 14%, compared with 9% for Germany’s blue chip DAX index. Carol Ryan, WSJ, 28 Sep. 2021 Despite ample research demonstrating the benefits of a diverse workforce, Merck KGaA is the only company listed on the blue chip DAX index with a female chief executive officer. Josefine Fokuhl, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2021 Mack's return from suspension coincides with a blue chip clash against Tom Izzo and the Spartans. Shannon Russell, The Courier-Journal, 17 Sep. 2021 In an investigation last year, Forbes found Exxon was among a group of former blue chip corporate icons in America that had used cheap debt to leverage its balance to the hilt, with no payoff. Antoine Gara, Forbes, 22 June 2021 Kayvon Thibodeaux, Noah Sewell, Justin Flowe and Mase Funa provide a lot of blue chip talent to work with and should all be in for big seasons. James Crepea | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 3 Sep. 2021 At the same time, the blue chip Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 1.5% and the large-cap Nasdaq 100 is flat, up 0.1%. Fortune, 15 Jan. 2021 It’s so blue chip, and does everything with such taste. Viju Mathew, Robb Report, 12 Aug. 2021 They were joined by returning investors and blue chip crypto companies Coinbase,, and Pantera. Emily Mason, Forbes, 21 June 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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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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