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lowball

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verb low·ball \ˈlō-ˌbȯl\

Simple Definition of lowball

  • : to trick or deceive (someone) by saying that the price or cost of something is lower than it really is

  • : to give a very low or unfairly low offer to (someone)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lowball

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to give (a customer) a deceptively low price or cost estimate

  3. 2 :  to give a markedly or unfairly low offer <lowballed him in contract negotiations>

lowball

noun

Examples of lowball in a sentence

  1. It became clear that the contractor had lowballed us on the cost of materials.

  2. Management lowballed him in contract negotiations.



1957

First Known Use of lowball

1957


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