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Chump change

Posted by ESC on October 26, 2000

In Reply to: Chump change posted by D Debertin on October 25, 2000

: Any ideas on the origins or the exact meaning of "chump change" as
: used to indicate something that involves only a small
: amount of money, or often "not chump change" as something involving a significant amount of money?

: Thanks

: David

CHUMP CHANGE - "Chump," meaning a stupid person, dates back to 1883 and prior to that "meant a thick butt of wood," according to "