Definition of bourse noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bʊəs//
; NAmE NAmE//bʊrs//
(from French)
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a stock exchange, especially the one in Paris Word Originmid 16th cent. (as burse, the usual form until the mid 19th cent.): from French, literally ‘purse’, via medieval Latin from Greek bursa ‘leather’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bourse