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ticker


noun

  1. a telegraphic receiving instrument that automatically prints stock prices, market reports, etc., on a paper tape.
  2. a person or thing that ticks.
  3. Slang. a watch.
  4. Slang. the heart.

noun

  1. slang
    1. the heart
    2. a watch
  2. a person or thing that ticks
  3. stock exchange the US word for tape machine (def. 2)

n.1821, “something that ticks,” from tick (2); slang meaning “heart” first recorded 1930. Ticker tape (1902) is from ticker “telegraphic device for recording stock market quotations, etc.” (1883).

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