Lowball Definition

lōbôl
low-ball
verb
To give an understated price, estimate, etc. to (someone), esp. without intending to honor it.
Webster's New World
To so understate (a price, etc.)
Webster's New World
To make an offer well below an item's true value, often to take advantage of the seller's desperation or desire to sell the item quickly.
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Synonyms:
underestimate
adjective
Of or having to do with prices, estimates, fares, etc. that are kept very low, esp. so as to take away sales from competitors.
Webster's New World
noun
The position of the ball on an American railroad ball signal that indicated Stop.
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(poker) A form of poker in which the lowest-ranking poker hand wins the pot. Usually the ace is the lowest-ranking card, straights and flushes do not count making the best possible hand being A, 2, 3, 4, 5 regardless of suits (in contrast to deuce-to-seven lowball.)

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A form of cribbage in which the first to score 121 (61) is the loser.

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An unmixed alcohol drink served on ice or water in a short glass.

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Other Word Forms of Lowball

Noun

Singular:
lowball
Plural:
lowballs

Origin of Lowball

  • American railroad term that described one of two positions of the ball of a ball signal. This is the same history for highball. 2001, Anthony J. Biancull, Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century, ISBN 0874138035:

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