Definition of chump change in English:

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chump change


[mass noun] North American informal
A small or insignificant amount of money: it’s rough, dead-end work that pays chump change
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  • The amount of money involved was chump change for a tycoon who got his board to agree to a severance payment that provided enough for a gold watch, a consignment of replacements, the watch factory and an option on the gold mine.
  • To everyone except the lucky few, $50,000 is not chump change.
  • And, be fair, it's only a handful of chump change out of your salary, so why not, eh?


1960s: originally black English.

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