Meaning of “short seller” in the English Dictionary

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"short seller" in Business English

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short sellernoun [ C ]


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)