Merriam-Webster Dictionary Business Words of the Year: 1929-1938

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Goizueta Business School, the business librarians thought it might be fun to explore the evolution of business terminology between 1919 and 2019. So each month we will post a blog identifying business words and concepts that were captured in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary for the decades that GBS has been in operation. Here is our second entry, business-speak from 1929-1938!

1929 Anti-racketeering / Blue-collar / Debt service / Delist / Price-earnings ratio / QWERTY

1930 C-note / Globalization

1931 Break-even / Covariance / Inflationary spiral / Workforce

1932 Mutual fund /  Pricey / Producer goods / Restructure / Write-down

1933 Big-ticket / Checkout

1934 Last-in first-out / Negative feedback / Positive feedback / Shopping cart

1935 Brand-name / Multicultural / Penny-pinching / Unemployment compensation / Value-added tax

1936 Hidden tax / Net-zero

1937 Fair-trade agreement / Fax / Globalize

1938 Deficit spending / On-the-job / Postrecession