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Put money in the kitty.

Posted by Bookworm on April 21, 2003

In Reply to: Put money in the kitty. posted by Bill Kipp-Young on April 21, 2003

: Put money in the kitty. I've searched all over the internet and can't find any meaning for this term; however, I can find endless uses of the term.

It's used primarily in the game of poker, and I believe that its origin may be found there as well. It means to put money into the pot (i.e. ante). However, its usage has evolved to refer to contributing to any pool of money.

Main Entry: 1an·te
Pronunciation: 'an-tE
Function: noun
Etymology: ante-
Date: 1838
1 : a poker stake usually put up before the deal to build the pot