bullish

adjective bull·ish \ ˈbu̇-lish also ˈbə- \
|Updated on: 6 Aug 2018

Definition of bullish

1 : suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
2 a : marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market)
  • a bullish market
  • bullish policies
  • bullish investors
b : optimistic about something's or someone's prospects
  • bullish on the company's future

bullishly

adverb

bullishness

noun

Examples of bullish in a Sentence

  1. Members of her party are bullish about her reelection.

  2. They are bullish about the future of the product.

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First Known Use of bullish

1566

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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BULLISH Defined for English Language Learners

bullish

Definition of bullish for English Language Learners

  • : hopeful or confident that something or someone will be successful : optimistic about the future of something or someone

  • : expecting the price of stocks to go up : characterized by rising stock prices


Learn More about bullish

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of bullish


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