Definition of odd lot in English:

odd lot

Syllabification: odd lot


  • 1An incomplete set or random mixture of things.
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    • Some local retailers are sticking to price levels around 150-160p/kilo and I still have the odd lot sold at 185p/kilo but I am sure this is pretty unique.
    • Let's face it the mentally ill, myself included, are an odd lot.
    • The people are an odd lot who should probably have spent more time in lessons instead of scoring behind the bike sheds.
  • 1.1US Finance A transaction involving less than the usual round number of shares.
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    • Individuals, who account for most purchases, buy stamps in odd lots.
    • The odd lot sales ratio measures the ratio of odd lot sales (which trade less than 100 shares of stock at a time) to odd lot purchases.

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