[ loh-bawl ]
/ ˈloʊˌbɔl /
Cards. a game of draw poker in which the player having the lowest-ranking hand wins the pot.
verb (used with object)
to deliberately estimate a lower price for (a service or merchandise) than one intends to charge: to lowball the cost of a move.
to give a false estimate or bid for.
verb (used without object)
to engage in lowballing.
engaged in or characteristic of lowballing: a lowball bid.
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Examples from the Web for lowball
This is likely a lowball number but it has the merit to illustrate the tradeoff that raising the minimum wage requires.
You will probably give him a lowball offer in order to pay less.
British Dictionary definitions for lowball
/ (ˈləʊˌbɔːl) /
a game of poker in which the player with the lowest hand wins
- a very low estimate or offer
- (as modifier)a lowball bid
(tr) to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc)
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