Black Friday

Definitions (3)

1. September 24, 1869, the day the markets crashed following a failed attempt by some financiers to corner the gold market. Led to a depression.
2. In a more general sense, any Friday in which a public calamity occurred.
3. More recently, the term Black Friday has been applied to the day after Thanksgiving in which retailers make enough sales to put themselves "into the black ink."

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