- a game of poker in which the ante or limit is a very small amount, as one cent
- any trifling undertaking
See penny ante in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- A poker game in which the highest bet is limited to a penny or another small sum.
- Informal A business transaction on a trivial scale.
- penˈny-anˈte (pĕnˈē-ănˈtē) adjective
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