verb (used with object)
  1. to deliberately estimate a lower price for (a service or merchandise) than one intends to charge: to lowball the cost of a move.
  2. to give a false estimate or bid for.
verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in lowballing.
  1. engaged in or characteristic of lowballing: a lowball bid.

Origin of lowball

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  1. 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
  1. (tr) to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc)
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