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English definition of “short seller”

short seller

noun [C]
 
 
STOCK MARKET
someone who sells shares that they have borrowed, hoping that their price will fall before they buy them back and return them to their owner, so that they make a profit: Shares in the group have soared by 40% in the past three weeks, harming many short sellers.
(Definition of short seller from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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