Definition of bourse
1 : exchange 5a; specifically : a European stock exchange
2 : a sale of numismatic or philatelic items on tables (as at a convention)
Origin and Etymology of bourse
Medieval French, literally, purse, from Medieval Latin bursa — more at purse
First Known Use: 1609
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