Definitions for: Cheap


[adj] relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"
[adj] embarrassingly stingy
[adj] (informal) of very poor quality
[adj] tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cheap, n. [AS. ce['a]p bargain, sale, price; akin to D.
Koop purchase, G. Kauf, ICel. kaup bargain. Cf. Cheapen,
Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.]
A bargain; a purchase; cheapness. [Obs.]

The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me
lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in
Europe. --Shak.


Cheap, a. [Abbrev. fr. ``good cheap'': a good purchase
or bargain; cf. F. bon march['e], [`a] bon march['e]. See
Cheap, n., Cheapen.]
1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as
compared with the usual price or the real value.

Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers,
there the thing to be sold will be cheap. --Locke.

2. Of comparatively small value; common; mean.

You grow cheap in every subject's eye. --Dryden.

Dog cheap, very cheap, -- a phrase formed probably by the
catachrestical transposition of good cheap. [Colloq.]


Cheap, adv.
Cheaply. --Milton.


Cheap, v. i.
To buy; to bargain. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: affordable, bargain, bargain-priced, brassy, bum, catchpenny(a), cheesy, chinchy, chintzy, crummy, cut-price, cut-price(a), cut-rate, cut-rate(a), dirt cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, in poor taste(p), inexpensive, inferior, loud, low-budget, low-cost, low-priced, meretricious, nickel-and-dime(a), punk, sixpenny, sleazy, stingy, tacky, tasteless, tatty, tawdry, threepenny, tinny, trashy, tuppeny, two-a-penny, twopenny, twopenny-halfpenny, ungenerous

Antonyms: expensive

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