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

After riding in the ticker-tape parade in Manhattan and accepting the key to the city from New York mayor Bill de Blasio, McDonald returned to her other full-time job: being a mother to 7-year-old Jeremiah, who followed her around France. Los Angeles Times, "Soccer! Jessica McDonald, Tierna Davidson had different journeys to the top," 16 July 2019 Since beating the Netherlands to win the World Cup last week, the USWNT, including Morgan, has embarked on a celebratory press tour, even partaking in a ticker-tape parade in New York City. Rachel Desantis, PEOPLE.com, "Miley Cyrus Praises Alex Morgan After USWNT Star Reveals Which Cyrus Song Is Her Pump-Up Jam," 14 July 2019 Since winning their fourth championship in Lyon, France, the USWNT has enjoyed a ticker-tape parade in New York and has been honored at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles. Andy Greder, Twin Cities, "U.S. women’s soccer team could play at Allianz Field in September," 12 July 2019 The United States Women’s National Soccer Team received a classic, all-American ticker-tape parade on July 10 in New York City’s Canyon of Heroes. Sarah Emily Baum, Teen Vogue, "Young People Want the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team to Make as Much Money as the Men," 11 July 2019 Lavelle was in New York City for a ticker-tape parade to celebrate USWNT's victory in France. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Rose Lavelle: Cincinnati Zoo hippo Fiona drinking from hose like halftime hydration," 10 July 2019 American Olympians also sometimes get the ticker-tape treatment. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The US Women's Soccer Team Is Getting a Ticker-Tape Parade in New York. Here's What That Means.," 10 July 2019 The team will receive a ticker-tape parade Wednesday morning in New York. Hal Boedeker, orlandosentinel.com, "ESPYS attract U.S. women’s soccer team, Bill Russell, Billie Jean King," 9 July 2019 On Wednesday, the team will be feted with a ticker-tape parade in New York City. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Edition: US women are defiant world champions," 8 July 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'ticker.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of ticker

1821, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ticker

Statistics for ticker

Last Updated

19 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ticker

The first known use of ticker was in 1821

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ticker



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

More from Merriam-Webster on ticker

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with ticker

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about ticker

Comments on ticker

What made you want to look up ticker? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to complain fretfully

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!