Try Our Apps


Words You've Been Using Wrong

chump change

Slang. a small or insignificant amount of money.
Origin of chump change
First recorded in 1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for chump change
Contemporary Examples
Slang definitions & phrases for chump change

chump change

noun phrase

  1. A small or relatively small and meager amount of money; a pittance: A hundred dollars a day to the town is chump change/ Latinos rejecting $4.50 an hour as chump change (1950s+ Black)
  2. Carnival tokens customers can redeem for cash (Carnival)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with chump change

chump change

A trivial sum of money, a trivial matter. For example, Dave was sick of working for chump change; he wanted a decent salary, or Don't put that on the agenda; it's chump change. This expression uses chump in the sense of “a fool or sucker who should be ignored.” [ ; 1960s ]
Also see: chicken feed
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for chump change

Word Value for chump

Scrabble Words With Friends