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PENNY ANTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does penny ante mean? 

PENNY ANTE (noun)
  The noun PENNY ANTE has 2 senses:

1. a business deal on a trivial scale
2. poker played for small stakes

  Familiarity information: PENNY ANTE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PENNY ANTE (noun)


Sense 1penny ante [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A business deal on a trivial scale

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("penny ante" is a kind of...):

business deal; deal; trade (a particular instance of buying or selling)


Sense 2penny ante [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Poker played for small stakes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

penny ante poker; penny ante

Hypernyms ("penny ante" is a kind of...):

poker; poker game (any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand)


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