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

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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 Taner Osman, research manager at Los Angeles consultancy Beacon Economics, is also bullish. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, 17 Sep. 2021 This trend is very bullish because e-commerce sales scale faster than brick-and-mortar purchases. Brett Owens, Forbes, 16 Sep. 2021 Other members have also taken screenshots of their bullish positions amid discussions about MicroVision’s future. Caitlin Mccabe, WSJ, 27 Apr. 2021 The outrage reached a fever pitch Thursday, with lawmakers expressing indignation that investors were prevented from adding to their bullish GameStop positions. Dallas News, 29 Jan. 2021 The outrage reached a fever pitch Thursday, with lawmakers expressing indignation that investors were prevented from adding to their bullish GameStop positions. Benjamin Bain, Bloomberg.com, 29 Jan. 2021 Though Wood is notably bullish on Tesla, the consensus on Wall Street doesn't reflect the same lofty expectations. Jonathan Ponciano, Forbes, 9 Sep. 2021 Still, Kroger has one very important investor backing the company who has grown increasingly bullish on the stock: Warren Buffett. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 24 Aug. 2021 No wonder Bears coach Matt Nagy is so bullish on how the rookie’s running ability eventually can become a weapon in the offense. Dan Wiederer, chicagotribune.com, 9 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bullish

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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25 Sep 2021

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“Bullish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullish. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullish

: 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

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