Wall Street

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From wall +‎ street. The term is the name of a street in Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.A., where the palisade of New Amsterdam was once located. The street is known for the many major U.S. financial institutions located there.[1][2]


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Wall Street

  1. (originally US, metonymically) American financial institutions or financial markets as a whole; (by extension) big-business interests.
    Synonym: the Street
    Antonym: Main Street

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  1. ^ Wall Street, n.”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, March 2022.
  2. ^ Wall Street, n.”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present, reproduced from Stuart Berg Flexner, editor in chief, Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2nd edition, New York, N.Y.: Random House, 1993, →ISBN.

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