odd lot


Definition of odd lot

: a number or quantity other than the usual unit in transactions especially : a quantity of less than 100 shares of stock

Examples of odd lot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Occasionally, odd lot liquidations of fix-to-float bonds appear on financial platforms. Marilyn Cohen, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021 Choreo wasn’t just for the women of MIA as charismatic rapper Bobby Shmurda’s vibrant set had an odd lot dancing cast that included women in tutus and hype men in angel wings stalking the stage. A.d. Amorosi, Variety, 6 Sep. 2021 Merchants in Trump Heights will be required to sell Trump wine and any remaining odd lots of Trump mattresses and steaks and Ivanka Trump clothing. Dana Milbank, chicagotribune.com, 20 June 2019 These stories about an ever-expanding odd lot of San Francisco residents began as a newspaper serial and became a nine-volume print bestseller and a PBS mini-series. Philly.com, 29 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of odd lot

1858, in the meaning defined above

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“Odd lot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odd%20lot. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for odd lot



Legal Definition of odd-lot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the type of worker considered under the odd-lot doctrine an odd-lot worker without stable employment

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Legal Definition of odd lot (Entry 2 of 2)

: a quantity of stock that is less than the usual rounded amount (as 100 shares) — compare round lot


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