sell-off

noun
\ ˈsel-ˌȯf How to pronounce sell-off (audio) \

Definition of sell-off

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually sudden sharp decline in security prices accompanied by increased volume of trading

sell off

verb
sold off; selling off; sells off

Definition of sell off (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to suffer a drop in prices

First Known Use of sell-off

Noun

1976, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1976, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sell-off was in 1976

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“Sell-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sell-off. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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sell-off

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sell-off

US : the sale of a large number of stocks or shares that causes their price to drop
British : the sale of an industry that is owned by the government to private buyers

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