tick·​er ˈti-kər How to pronounce ticker (audio)
: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such as
: watch
: a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (such as stock quotations or news) on a paper ribbon
: a graphic on which information is scrolled across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
slang : heart

Examples of ticker in a Sentence

The news came over the ticker. Exercise is good for your ticker.
Recent Examples on the Web Trump Media went public on the Nasdaq under the ticker DJT on March 26, with shares trading as high as $79.38 on its first trading day. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 1 May 2024 Trump Media, the company behind former president Donald Trump’s Truth Social, went public on the Nasdaq under the ticker DJT on March 26, after completing its merger with Digital World Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 26 Apr. 2024 The ticker and list UI is the absolute best calendar experience out there. David Pierce, The Verge, 21 Apr. 2024 Trump Media & Technology Group — which trades under the ticker DJT, his initials — tumbled 18.4% in Monday trading, a drop that follows last week's 21% plunge. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 15 Apr. 2024 Very few investment professionals would recommend this as a retirement kitty, but stock prices on Wednesday parked the ticker north of $6 billion. Philip Elliott, TIME, 4 Apr. 2024 The former President owns roughly 79 million shares or nearly 60% of the company, which began trading under the DJT ticker symbol late last month following a reverse merger with a blank-check firm. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 Trump Media first appeared on March 25 on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the ticker symbol DJT, and share prices soared in its first few days of trading – surpassing $79 at one point. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 Apr. 2024 The company started trading publicly on March 26 under the ticker symbol DJT and has already experienced wild swings in price. William Turton, WIRED, 2 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ticker was in 1821

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“Ticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


tick·​er ˈtik-ər How to pronounce ticker (audio)
: a telegraphic machine that receives stock prices and news and prints them out on a paper ribbon
: a strip of information that moves across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
slang : heart sense 1a

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