bull·​ish | \ ˈbu̇-lish How to pronounce bullish (audio) also ˈbə- \

Definition of bullish

1 : suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
2a : 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

Other Words from bullish

bullishly adverb
bullishness noun

Examples of bullish in a Sentence

Members of her party are bullish about her reelection. They are bullish about the future of the product.
Recent Examples on the Web Backed by a new and powerful ancillary in streaming, some distributors are bullish on acquisitions. John Hopewell, Variety, 16 May 2022 In recent months, Goldman Sachs, UBS Group, BlackRock, and HSBC, have similarly taken bullish positions in the Chinese market, believing that policy makers will loosen their reins on the economy next year. Fortune, 16 Dec. 2021 The rise appears to be driven by hedge funds increasing their bearish positions on two- and five-year Treasuries while increasing their bullish positions on the 10-year Treasuries. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 18 Oct. 2021 One of the biggest names in crypto is bullish on the future of Robinhood Markets. Telis Demos, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Hartnett isn’t bullish on the tech space, either, arguing that more speculative tech stocks will remain in a bear market for the next two years, even if the S&P 500 bottoms out. Will Daniel, Fortune, 9 May 2022 Hypebeast, a digital media and e-commerce platform that prides itself on being on the cutting edge of contemporary lifestyle trends, is also bullish on golf retail. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 6 May 2022 Despite the chaos, veteran Michigan Republicans are still bullish on the coming elections, provided the party’s message shifts. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 Not everyone is bullish on Netflix’s revenue-generating ideas. Todd Spangler, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bullish

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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28 May 2022

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“Bullish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullish. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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