Definition of bear market noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bear market

BrE BrE//ˈbeə mɑːkɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈber mɑːrkɪt//
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a period during which people are selling shares, etc. rather than buying, because they expect the prices to fall compare bull market
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bear market