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Question #838 posted on 09/22/2003 midnight
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
What is the origin of the phrase "chump change?"
- poor college student

A: Dear student,
The OED places the origin of the phrase in inner-city New York among the African-American subculture before 1968.
- Brother Tom