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Finance Glossary

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COO

Definition:

What you do when you see a widdle, itty-bitty, baby beagle puppy. Cooooooooo.

Oh, also, Chief Operating Officer. In a business, the COO is the executive who's second in command (behind the CEO). Usually, the COO and CEO work together and the COO's job is to make sure that the company is doing what it's supposed to be doing. If the CEO says "jump," the COO needs to figure out how to make things jump—and how high.