Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “Wall Street Crash”

Wall Street Crash

noun [S]
 
 
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the events in October 1929, when shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost a lot of their value, causing serious economic problems in the US and Europe and leading to the Depression: Economic advisors said there was a danger of a Wall Street crash if investors stopped buying American assets. →  Compare the Depression
the events of Monday, October 19, 1987, when shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost 508 points, causing problems in stock markets around the world →  Compare Black Monday
the events of Monday, October 27, 1997, when shares on the New York Stock Exchange lost 554 points causing problems in stock markets around the world →  Compare Black Monday
(Definition of Wall Street Crash from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of Wall Street Crash?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

christmassy

typical of Christmas, or happy because it is Christmas

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

tweleb noun

December 22, 2014
informal a Twitter celebrity; (more specifically, someone who has more than 1,000 followers on Twitter) There were a few old and a few new faces, including a tweleb or two. Expect to see and hear more from these cool kids.

Read More