Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “market-maker”

market-maker

noun [C] (also market maker)     ( written abbreviation MM) STOCK MARKET
a person or company that continuously buys and sells shares in particular companies for particular prices: The proposal requires a company trading more than 1% of a stock's volume to be listed as a market maker for that stock.
(Definition of market-maker noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of market-maker

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More