penny-ante

adjective pen·ny-an·te \ ˈpe-nē-ˈan-tē \

First Known Use of penny-ante

1865

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penny ante

noun

Definition of penny ante

: poker played for very low stakes

First Known Use of penny ante

1855

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Definition of penny-ante for English Language Learners

  • : not important, valuable, or impressive


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