job lot


: a miscellaneous collection of goods for sale as a lot usually to a retailer
: a miscellaneous and usually inferior collection or group

Examples of job lot in a Sentence

The warehouse bought the pieces as a job lot.
Recent Examples on the Web Where some other towns operating similar schemes have put together a job lot of houses for €1, Castiglione di Sicilia is pricing the properties according to their condition. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 25 Apr. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of job lot was in 1828

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“Job lot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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