Definition of street name in US English:

street name


  • 1An informal term for something, typically an illegal drug.

    ‘Special K is the street name for ketamine’
    • ‘Street names for MDMA include Ecstasy, Adam, XTC, hug, beans and love drug.’
    • ‘It is a street name for sexual immorality.’
    • ‘It is also known as methamphetamine and by the street names "ice" and " Nazi crank ".’
    • ‘Marijuana has a variety of street names.’
  • 2North American The name of a brokerage firm, bank, or dealer in which stock is held on behalf of a purchaser.

    • ‘To change the registration of a security that is not held in street name, you can transfer the title through our brokerage service or the transfer agent.’
    • ‘Shares held in a brokerage account are very rarely registered in the shareholder's name and are instead registered in street name.’
    • ‘You may have your security registered in street name and held in your account at your broker-dealer.’