tick·​er | \ ˈti-kər How to pronounce ticker (audio) \

Definition of ticker

: something that ticks or produces a ticking sound: such as
a : watch
b(1) : a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints off information (such as stock quotations or news) on a paper ribbon
(2) : a graphic on which information is scrolled across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen
c 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 Spanish Fork gets ticker-tape parade for making short work of Mountain Ridge in 5A championship. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 May 2021 Vanguard Wellington fund, investor shares (ticker: VWELX), is offered by Vanguard with an annual expense ratio of 0.24%. Scott Burns, Dallas News, 23 May 2021 Salk became an instant national hero, turning down the offer of a ticker-tape parade in New York City; President Dwight D. Eisenhower invited him to the White House and, later, asked Congress to award him a Congressional Gold Medal. Howard Markel, The New Yorker, 12 Apr. 2021 The token, whose ticker symbol is SHIB, appears to trade on only a few exchanges, most prominently Uniswap. Paul Vigna, WSJ, 13 May 2021 Heart healthy: Your ticker is responsible for pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of your body, and over the course of an average lifetime beats 2.5 billion times. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 But when the good times roll, shell companies and strategies on napkins can find a ticker symbol in a New York minute. James Berman, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Social media users tweeted gleefully during the session with fireworks emojis and the $AMC symbol denoting its stock ticker, and some day traders livestreamed the event on YouTube. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2021 The company, which is traded under the ticker CCO on the New York Stock Exchange, reported before markets opened Monday. Brandon Lingle, San Antonio Express-News, 10 May 2021

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First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

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7 Jun 2021

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“Ticker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ticker. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ticker

: a machine that receives and prints out stock prices and other news on long, thin pieces of paper
: a narrow area that shows information across the top or bottom of a television or computer screen

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