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- Of or pertaining to penny ante poker
- played for small stakes
1967, United States Congress Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Computer Privacy, page 117:
- You wouldn't want one of your agents doing something like that just to convict a pennyante gambler.
1970, National Right to Work Committee, National Right to Work Newsletter, Volumes 16-20, page 28:
- What the workers detest most is the UFW hiring hall ... the pennyante dispatch halls which give UFW organizers dictatorial control over the workers.
2014, Donald E. Westlake, Why Me?:
- "So," Mologna said, "a lot of you social misfits, pennyante heisters, cheapjack four-flushers, and miserable hopeless losers figure you'll help the Police Department of the City of New York find the Byzantine Fire, is that it?"