Definition of lowball
1 : to give (a customer) a deceptively low price or cost estimate
2 : to give a markedly or unfairly low offer lowballed him in contract negotiations
Examples of lowball in a Sentence
It became clear that the contractor had lowballed us on the cost of materials.
Management lowballed him in contract negotiations.
Recent Examples of lowball from the Web
While that outlook fell shy of the $54 billion consensus forecast of analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters, Apple has a history of lowballing its revenue outlook and then surpassing Wall Street’s expectations.
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Definition of lowball for English Language Learners
: 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)
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