watch list

or watch·list


a list of persons or things to watch for possible action in the future: a watch list of possible growth stocks.

Origin of watch list

First recorded in 1970–75

British Dictionary definitions for watchlist

/ (ˈwɒtʃˌlɪst) /


a list of things to be monitored, esp in order to prevent loss, damage, etc
a list of people or organizations to be kept under surveillance, esp because they are suspected of wrongdoing terrorist watchlist