penny ante: Meaning and Definition of
- a game of poker in which the ante or basic bet is one cent.
- any business arrangement or transaction involving a trifling or paltry sum of money.
Pronunciation: (pen'ē-an'tē), [key]
— adj. Informal.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- involving a trifling sum of money; small in amount: a penny-ante investment.
- inconsiderable; minor; small-time.