Definition of dead cat bounce in English:

dead cat bounce


Stock Market
  • A temporary recovery in share prices after a substantial fall, caused by speculators buying in order to cover their positions.

    • ‘Is this week's rally a dead cat bounce?’
    • ‘With stock market bears calling last week's stock market surge just a dead-cat bounce, it sure seems to me that this cat has nine lives, 'cause the market seems poised for a Santa-Claus rally.’
    • ‘Still trying to determine whether the ‘recovery’ of the stock market is either a dead cat bounce or perhaps numbers manipulated by the private organizations that the AmEx or NASDAQ are.’
    • ‘I think I know what Wall Street would call that pitiful little burst of good economic news Bush was trumpeting, before the economy started tanking again: A dead cat bounce.’
    • ‘Is the selling done, or are we just seeing a dead cat bounce this week?’


dead cat bounce

/ˈded ˈkat ˌbouns/