whip·​sawed | \ ˈ(h)wip-ˌsȯd How to pronounce whipsawed (audio) \

Definition of whipsawed

: subjected to a double market loss through trying inopportunely to recoup a loss by a subsequent short sale of the same security

Examples of whipsawed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her analysis is spot-on in its main thrust: Relentlessly upward-skewing market conditions have created plenty of carnage in the whipsawed newspaper sector. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 21 Oct. 2021 Futures are up, suggesting the broader stock market could eke out gains for the third quarter despite recent whipsawed trading. James Willhite, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2021 Homes are selling during the coronavirus crisis, despite heightened unemployment, widespread business losses, a whipsawed stock market and stay-at-home orders. oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of whipsawed

1892, in the meaning defined above

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“Whipsawed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipsawed. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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