Origin of lowball

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lowball

/ (ˈləʊˌbɔːl) /

noun

a game of poker in which the player with the lowest hand wins
  1. a very low estimate or offer
  2. (as modifier)a lowball bid

verb

(tr) to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc)
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