blue chip

noun

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 The blue chip index was off 380 points, before stabilizing. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Stocks, oil futures bomb after Trump tests positive for COVID-19," 2 Oct. 2020 At that price, Tesla is now worth about $475 billion -- more than all but six companies in the blue chip S&P 500 index. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Tesla looks to raise $5 billion by selling more of its red-hot stock," 1 Sep. 2020 This roster is much more blue collar than blue chip, which is why the Lynx’s accomplishments this season are so surprising. Star Tribune, "Odyssey Sims personifies Lynx's never-quit attitude," 17 Sep. 2020 That has led to speculation that Tesla may soon be added to the blue chip S&P 500 index. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Electric truck maker Lordstown Motors is going public," 3 Aug. 2020 After that, the exhibitions came with blinding speed: the biennial at the Hammer in 2018, followed by her survey at the Serpentine, as well as shows with the blue chip Hauser & Wirth. Carolina A. Miranda, chicagotribune.com, "Painter Luchita Hurtado, who became an art star in her late 90s, has died at 99," 14 Aug. 2020 Tesla is now worth more than most blue chip firms in the S&P 500. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, "Tesla stock topped $1,200. Here's how it could hit $2,000," 3 July 2020 Dewberry, who prefers to go by Kam, follows a long line of blue chip Atascocita lineman like Texas standout Samuel Cosmi and former five-star recruit Kenyon Green. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Football: Atascocita’s 5-star offensive lineman Kam Dewberry hopes to leave his mark during junior season," 25 June 2020 Since launching in 2018, the San Francisco startup has attracted blue chip companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Porsche and Nestle to its platform, as well as the space agency NASA. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Why companies like Porsche and Nestle are turning to worker-owned talent site Braintrust for new hires," 24 June 2020

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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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6 Oct 2020

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“Blue chip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20chip. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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blue chip

noun

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

Other Words from blue chip

blue-chip adjective

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