Definition of pittance:
- particle (part of speech: noun)
- insufficiency (part of speech: noun)
- "The Hound of the Baskervilles", A. Conan Doyle.
The contract was for a term of years at the end of which they were to return the child and pay a fixed sum, a miserable pittance, to the parents for its use, but, practically, the bargain amounted to a sale, except that the money was never paid.- "The Children of the Poor", Jacob A. Riis.