over–the–counter

adjective

Definition of over–the–counter

  1. 1 :  not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange <over–the–counter transactions> <over–the–counter securities>

  2. 2 :  sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter pain reliever>

1921

First Known Use of over–the–counter

1921


OVER–THE–COUNTER Defined for English Language Learners

over–the–counter

adjective

Definition of over–the–counter for English Language Learners

  • : available for purchase without a special note (called a prescription) from a doctor

  • business : not traded on an organized stock exchange


Medical Dictionary

over–the–counter

adjective

Medical Definition of over–the–counter

  1. :  sold lawfully without prescription <an over–the–counter painkiller>


Law Dictionary

over–the–counter

adjective over–the–count·er

Legal Definition of over–the–counter

  1. 1 :  not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange <over–the–counter transactions> <over–the–counter securities>

  2. 2 :  sold lawfully without a prescription <over–the–counter drugs>


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