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"Black Friday" in British English

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Black Fridaynoun [ C usually singular ]

uk us

the Friday after Thanksgiving, when shops reduce the price of goods in order to attract customers who want to start their Christmas shopping:

(Definition of “Black Friday” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Black Friday" in Business English

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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 attract customers 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 people tried to control the gold market in the US and caused serious economic problems

(Definition of “Black Friday” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)