minibubble

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mini- +‎ bubble

Noun[edit]

minibubble ‎(plural minibubbles)

  1. (chiefly finance) A minor bubble.
    • 2007 December 2, J. Alex Tarquinio, “From the Heights of $100 Oil, Most Stocks Look Vulnerable”, in New York Times[1]:
      "I think this is a minibubble reflecting hysterical buying by speculators, who are fearful that we will embark on some sort of adventure in Iran and destabilize oil sources in the region," Mr. Metz said.