penny-ante

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

Definition of penny-ante 

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penny ante

noun

Definition of penny ante (Entry 2 of 2)

: poker played for very low stakes

First Known Use of penny-ante

Adjective

1865, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1855, in the meaning defined above

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penny-ante

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of penny-ante

: not important, valuable, or impressive

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