Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The game of poker when the amount of the ante is limited to one penny (one cent).

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of pennyante.

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Examples

  • Maybe they convinced themselves they were playing penny-ante poker while they loaded the gun for Russian roulette and aimed it at civilization's head.

    Charles Redfern: Puff And Bluster At Armageddon

  • Maybe they convinced themselves they were playing penny-ante poker while they loaded the gun for Russian roulette and aimed it at civilization's head.

    Charles Redfern: Puff And Bluster At Armageddon

  • “This penny-ante bullshit job keeping you laced the way you like, Goldie?” he asked, taking the money and dragging a trail between my titties.

    Real wifeys

  • Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know.

    A warped, frustrated old man

  • Parents got into the games, though the emotional investment was penny-ante compared to the high stakes in Majors.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • “This penny-ante bullshit job keeping you laced the way you like, Goldie?” he asked, taking the money and dragging a trail between my titties.

    Real wifeys

  • “This penny-ante bullshit job keeping you laced the way you like, Goldie?” he asked, taking the money and dragging a trail between my titties.

    Real wifeys

  • Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Parents got into the games, though the emotional investment was penny-ante compared to the high stakes in Majors.

    Parents Behaving Badly

  • “This penny-ante bullshit job keeping you laced the way you like, Goldie?” he asked, taking the money and dragging a trail between my titties.

    Real wifeys

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  • "Norton was now filthier on himself than ever for taking on this job. He had over sixty grand sitting in his wardrobe and could have been out somewhere, anywhere in Australia, having a ball. Instead, he was in a smoke-filled dump putting up with idiots and taking shit from two penny-ante dope dealers."

    - 'Robert Barrett, 'Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Seas'.

    August 30, 2008