- the buying of something that one previously sold.
- any arrangement to take back something as a condition of a sale, as by a supplier who agrees to purchase its customer's goods.
- Also called stock buyback. a repurchase by a company of its own stock in the open market, as for investment purposes or for use in future corporate acquisitions.
Origin of buyback
First recorded in 1960–65; noun use of the verb phrase buy back
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Examples from the Web for buyback
A buyback is a "no brainer" for Apple, Icahn told CNBC on Tuesday.Carl Icahn Takes a Shine to Apple
August 13, 2013
Within six weeks, Mindich has sold more than 400 and already proudly presented a $20,000 check to the Newark buyback program.Cory Booker’s Murder Accessory: Turning Buyback Guns Into Jewelry
January 25, 2013
A buyback event in Miami garnered over 100 guns, breaking a local record.Gun Buybacks Mostly a Waste of Time and Money, Experts Say
December 29, 2012