Definition of stockbroker belt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


stockbroker belt

BrE BrE//ˈstɒkbrəʊkə belt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstɑːkbroʊkər belt//
[singular] (British English)
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an area outside a large city, where many rich people live Culture Many of the people who live in the stockbroker belt work in the city as highly paid professional people, e.g. stockbrokers (= people who buy and sell shares in companies on behalf of other people). Most people think of the typical stockbroker belt as Surrey, south-west of London, but the phrase can be used to refer to any expensive area outside a city