Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A craze for the cultivation or acquisition of tulips; specifically, that which arose in the Netherlands about the year 1634, seized on all classes like an epidemic, and led to disasters such as result from great financial catastrophes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A violent passion for the acquisition or cultivation of tulips; -- a word said by Beckman to have been coined by Menage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed.

Etymologies

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From tulip + -o- + mania

Examples

  • What amazes me more than any spectacle of boom and bust is our capacity as a species to witness speculative bubbles inflating and bursting, or to have read about the most notorious case studies, such as tulipomania or the South Sea Bubble, and yet fail to remember the inevitable outcomes.

    Economic Quagmire For The U.S.

  • Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects-the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer's block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, and the delights of wild weather.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects-the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer's block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, and the delights of wild weather.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • What amazes me more than any spectacle of boom-and-bust is our capacity as a species to witness speculative bubbles inflating and bursting—or, to have read about the most notorious case studies, such as tulipomania or the South Sea Bubble—and yet fail to remember the inevitable outcomes.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • In the spring of 2000, when I spoke at the TED Technology, Entertainment, Design conference in California, I said that the dot-com stock prices reminded me of tulipomania.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • In the spring of 2000, when I spoke at the TED Technology, Entertainment, Design conference in California, I said that the dot-com stock prices reminded me of tulipomania.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • Embroidered in this memoir are poignant, outraged, thought-provoking observations on a sweeping range of subjects-the elicit pleasures of bargain-hunting, the misery of writer's block, social democracy, racism, tulipomania, the controlling of moles and slugs, death, and the delights of wild weather.

    plaisanterie - French Word-A-Day

  • What amazes me more than any spectacle of boom-and-bust is our capacity as a species to witness speculative bubbles inflating and bursting—or, to have read about the most notorious case studies, such as tulipomania or the South Sea Bubble—and yet fail to remember the inevitable outcomes.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • Their bonuses may have been capped, their jets grounded, their securitized mortgages and credit default swaps unmasked as tulipomania.

    Marty Kaplan: Solidarity for Never

  • Garage admits as much, stating "Clinton increased taxes that resulted in a 97% increase in government revenue" even though the economy was growing a healthy clip because it was in an unsustainable financial bubble like tulipomania.

    "Mr. McCain hungers for information. He can regularly be seen reading newspapers from cover to cover..."

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