highflier

noun high·fli·er \ ˈhī-ˈflī(-ə)r \
variants: or highflyer

Definition of highflier

1 :a stock whose price rises much more rapidly than the market average
2 :a company whose stock is a highflier
3 :an ambitiously competitive person with high aspirations

Examples of highflier in a Sentence

  1. one of New York's largest law firms, it attracts highfliers looking for a big-time legal career

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First Known Use of highflier

circa 1961



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