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Black Fridaynoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
the ​Friday after Thanksgiving, when ​shopsreduce the ​price of ​goods in ​order to ​attractcustomers who ​want to ​starttheirChristmasshopping: The ​store was ​full of BlackFridayshopperschasingdeals.
(Definition of Black Friday from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Black Fridaynoun [U]

uk   us  
COMMERCE, MARKETING the Friday after Thanksgiving when ​stores in the US ​reduce the ​price of ​goods in ​order to ​attractcustomers who want to ​start their Christmas ​shopping: The ​store was ​full of Black Friday ​shoppers chasing ​deals.
Friday 24 September, 1869, when a ​group of ​peopletried to ​control the ​goldmarket in the US and caused serious ​economic problems
(Definition of Black Friday from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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