lowball

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verb low·ball \ˈlō-ˌbȯl\

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

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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


LOWBALL Defined for English Language Learners

lowball

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verb low·ball \ˈlō-ˌbȯl\

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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