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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 noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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