Definitions for cheaptʃip

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cheap*tʃip(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)costing very little; relatively low in price; inexpensive.

  2. charging low prices:

    a cheap store.

  3. shoddy or inferior.

  4. costing little labor or trouble:

    Talk is cheap.

  5. mean or contemptible:

    a cheap joke.

  6. of little account or value:

    Life was cheap.

  7. embarrassed; sheepish.

  8. stingy; miserly.

  9. (of money) able to be borrowed at low interest.

  10. of decreased value or purchasing power.

  11. (adv.)at a low price or small cost.

  12. (n.)on the cheap, inexpensively; economically.

    Category: Idiom

* Syn: cheap , inexpensive agree in their suggestion of low cost. cheap now often suggests shoddiness, inferiority, showy imitation, unworthiness, and the like: a cheap fabric. inexpensive emphasizes lowness of price (although more expensive than cheap ) and suggests that the value is fully equal to the cost: an inexpensive dress. It is often used as an evasion for the more pejorative cheap .

Origin of cheap:

bef. 900; ME chep (short for phrases, as god chep(e) inexpensive), OE cēap bargain, < L caupō innkeeper, tradesman; cf. chapman


Princeton's WordNet

  1. cheap, inexpensive(adj)

    relatively low in price or charging low prices

    "it would have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive family restaurants"

  2. brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy(adj)

    tastelessly showy

    "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments"

  3. bum, cheap, cheesy, chintzy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny(adj)

    of very poor quality; flimsy

  4. cheap, chinchy, chintzy(adj)

    embarrassingly stingy

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cheap(adjective)ʃip

    ≠ expensive

    cheap clothes; Twenty dollars is pretty cheap for a pair of shoes.; the cheapest car insurance

  2. cheapʃip

    (of joke or remark) funny by making unkind or unfair comments about sb or sth

  3. cheapʃip

    a cheap remark

  4. cheapʃip

    unwilling to spend money; = miserly

    too cheap to take me out to dinner


  1. cheap(Noun)

    Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering.

  2. cheap(Noun)

    A market; marketplace.

  3. cheap(Noun)


  4. cheap(Noun)

    A low price; a bargain.

    a good cheap

  5. cheap(Noun)

    Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply.

  6. cheap(Verb)

    To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods.

  7. cheap(Verb)

    To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen.

  8. cheap(Verb)

    To buy; purchase.

  9. cheap(Verb)

    To sell.

  10. cheap(Adjective)

    Low and/or reduced in price.

  11. cheap(Adjective)

    Of poor quality.

  12. cheap(Adjective)

    Of little worth.

  13. cheap(Adjective)

    underhand; dubious.

  14. cheap(Adjective)

    frugal; stingy

    Insurance is expensive, but don't be so cheap that you risk losing your home because of a fire.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cheap(noun)

    a bargain; a purchase; cheapness

  2. Cheap(noun)

    having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value

  3. Cheap(noun)

    of comparatively small value; common; mean

  4. Cheap(adverb)


  5. Cheap(verb)

    to buy; to bargain


  1. Cheap

    Cheap is the debut album from Seasick Steve. It consists of songs by him and his Swedish/Norwegian band The Level Devils, and also two stories from his life as a hobo. The Level Devils consisted at this time of Kai Christoffersen playing the drums and Jo Husmo bass. Dan Magnusson subsequently took over drumming duties.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2937

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1214

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cheap' in Adjectives Frequency: #183

Anagrams of cheap

  1. chape

  2. peach, Peach

  3. Peach

Translations for cheap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


low in price

Eggs are cheap just now.

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