Black Friday
Black Friday Black Friday Any Friday on which a public disaster has occurred, as: In England, December 6, 1745, when the news of the landing of the Pretender reached London, or May 11, 1866, when a financial panic commenced. In the United States, September 24, 1869, and September 18, 1873, on which financial panics began. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Black Friday — wird in den Vereinigten Staaten der Freitag nach Thanksgiving genannt. Da Thanksgiving immer auf den vierten Donnerstag im November fällt, gilt der darauffolgende Black Friday als Start in ein traditionelles Familienwochenende und Beginn der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Black Friday — 1. Good Friday, from the black vestments of the clergy and altar in the Western Church 2. Any Friday marked by a great calamity • • • Main Entry: ↑Friday * * * Black Friday, 1. any Friday when some calamity happens, such as September 24, 1869,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • black Friday — noun 1. Good Friday 2. An unlucky Friday • • • Main Entry: ↑black * * * Black Friday, 1. any Friday when some calamity happens, such as September 24, 1869, and September 19, 1873, dates of financial crises in the United States. 2. Good Frida …   Useful english dictionary

  • Black Friday — A precipitous drop in a financial market . The original Black Friday occurred on September 24, 1869, when prospectors attempted to corner the gold market. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * Black Friday ˌBlack ˈFriday noun [uncountable] 1.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Black Friday — n. The Friday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, considered to be the busiest retail shopping day of the year. Example Citations: Black Friday is the term coined for the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally the busiest shopping day of the year …   New words

  • Black Friday — 1. A day of stock market catastrophe. Originally, September 24, 1869, was deemed Black Friday. The crash was sparked by gold speculators, including Jay Gould and James Fist, who attempted to corner the gold market. The attempt failed and the gold …   Investment dictionary

  • Black Friday — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Vendredi noir. Le Black Friday (Vendredi noir) désigne le vendredi 11 novembre 1887, quand furent exécutés quatre des huit anarchistes arrêtés après l explosion d une bombe lors du rassemblement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Black Friday — the day the stock market crashed (failed) in 1929    In the 1980s, there were days to remind us of Black Friday …   English idioms

  • Black Friday — noun a) A Friday falling on the 13th day of the month (and therefore doubly ill omened). b) Any Friday actually darkened by catastrophe. See Also: in the black …   Wiktionary

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