Bucket-shop



Stock Exchange. an unsound, unethical, or overly aggressive brokerage house.
Slang. any shady commercial agency, as one dealing in illegally priced theater tickets.
Historical Examples

Prisoners of Poverty Helen Campbell
A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
Mr. Prohack E. Arnold Bennett
Young Wallingford George Randolph Chester
Satan’s Invisible World Displayed or, Despairing Democracy W. T. Stead
Gordon Keith Thomas Nelson Page
Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
The Whirlpool George Gissing
Friday, the Thirteenth Thomas W. Lawson
The American Language Henry L. Mencken

noun
an unregistered firm of stockbrokers that engages in speculation with clients’ funds
(mainly Brit) any small business that cannot be relied upon, esp one selling cheap airline tickets

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