Definition of Dow Jones in English:

Dow Jones

(also Dow Jones Industrial Average)

proper noun

Trademark
  • An index of figures indicating the relative price of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, based on the average price of selected stocks.

Origin

From the name of Dow Jones & Co, Inc, a financial news agency founded by Charles H. Dow (1851–1902) and Edward D. Jones (c1855–1920), American economists whose company compiled the first average of US stock prices in 1884.

Pronunciation

Dow Jones

/daʊ ˈdʒəʊnz/