Definition of on spec
1 : without having a definite buyer or customer but with the hope or expectation of finding one when work is completed He built the house on spec. She wrote the script on spec.
2 chiefly British : without being sure of success but with the hope of success He wrote to the company on spec, hoping for a job.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
Words at Play
- The Parts of the Fruit: Seed, Pericarp, and More
- The Trick to Choosing 'Pawn Off' or 'Palm Off'
- The Good, The Bad, & The Semantically Imprecise - 9/13/19
- A Guide to Using Colons
Ask the Editors
- On Contractions of Multiple Words
- A Look at Uncommon Onomatopoeia
- Is Singular 'They' a Better Choice?