blue chip

noun

1
a
: 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
blue-chip adjective

Examples of blue chip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, having recently brought back Walking with Dinosaurs, Coveney said BBC science is full steam ahead and has in fact doubled its number of blue chips of late to around one per year. Max Goldbart, Deadline, 10 July 2024 Not with a sneaky-good rotation that features blue chip talents poised to flourish. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, 25 June 2024 By comparison, an analysis of 328 European and U.K. blue chips by executive compensation consultants WTW, formerly Willis Towers Watson, showed that their CEOs’ pay rose 7% to almost €4 million last year—a sizable sum, but a small fraction of their U.S. peers’. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune, 17 June 2024 Shares in Ocado soared as much as 47% on Thursday topping London’s blue chip index following reports that U.S. tech giants might be considering a takeover bid of the U.K. online grocer and retailer. Elena Vardon, WSJ, 22 June 2023 See all Example Sentences for blue chip 

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Blue chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20chip. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

blue chip

noun
: a stock issue that has a high value because of public faith in its worth and stability
also : a company that issues such stock

Legal Definition

blue chip

noun
: 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
blue-chip adjective

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