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chump change

noun
1.
Slang. a small or insignificant amount of money.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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Examples from the web for chump change
  • It's not exactly chump change but it's not a lot of money.
  • They are pretty much in the same boat, despite that extra chump change.
  • To use a fancy legal phrase this is not chump change.
Slang definitions & phrases for chump change

chump change

noun phrase
  1. A small or relatively small and meager amount of money; a pittance: A hundred dollars a day to the town is chump change/ Latinos rejecting $4.50 an hour as chump change (1950s+ Black)
  2. Carnival tokens customers can redeem for cash (Carnival)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with chump change

chump change

A trivial sum of money, a trivial matter. For example, Dave was sick of working for chump change; he wanted a decent salary, or Don't put that on the agenda; it's chump change. This expression uses chump in the sense of “a fool or sucker who should be ignored.” [ ; 1960s ]
Also see: chicken feed
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