O`ver*sell` (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Oversold (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Overselling. ]
To sell for a higher price than; to exceed in selling price.
One whose beauty
Would oversell all Italy.
Beau. & Fl.
To sell beyond means of delivery.
Oversold market Brokers' Cant, a market in which stocks or commodities have been sold "short" to such an extent that it is difficult to obtain them for delivery.
© Webster 1913.