over-the-counter

adjective

Definition of over-the-counter

1 : not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange over-the-counter transactions over-the-counter securities
2 : sold lawfully without prescription an over-the-counter pain reliever

First Known Use of over-the-counter

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of over-the-counter was in 1921

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“Over-the-counter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over-the-counter. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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over-the-counter

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of over-the-counter

: available for purchase without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor
US, business : not traded on an organized stock exchange

over-the-counter

adjective

Medical Definition of over-the-counter

: sold lawfully without prescription an over-the-counter painkiller

over-the-counter

adjective
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Legal Definition of over-the-counter

1 : not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange over-the-counter transactions over-the-counter securities
2 : sold lawfully without a prescription over-the-counter drugs

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