job lot


a large, often assorted quantity of goods sold or handled as a single transaction.
a miscellaneous quantity; a quantity of odds and ends.

Origin of job lot

First recorded in 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for job lot

Historical Examples of job lot

  • Parties desiring to buy a job-lot of garden tools, will do well to call and examine my stock.


    Bill Nye

  • His whole soul rose in arms against agreeing with that ill-bred little cur, and the rest of this job-lot.

    Five Tales

    John Galsworthy

British Dictionary definitions for job lot

job lot


a miscellaneous collection of articles sold as a lot
a collection of cheap or trivial items
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