Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “Black Thursday”

Black Thursday

noun     ECONOMICS, FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
Thursday, October 24, 1929, when prices on the New York Stock Exchange started to lose a lot of their value and the period called the Great Depression began: Have we learnt nothing from the billions lost on Black Thursday? → Compare Black Monday, Black Tuesday, Black Wednesday, Wall Street Crash
(Definition of Black Thursday noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of Black Thursday

Word of the Day

limber up

to do gentle exercises to stretch the muscles in order to prepare the body for more active physical exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More