What does cheap mean?

Definitions for cheap

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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


  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

  6. Origin: [AS. cep bargain, sale, price; akin to D. koop purchase, G. kauf, Icel. kaup bargain. Cf. Cheapen, Chapman, Chaffer, Cope, v. i.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cheap

    chēp, adj. low in price: of a place where prices are low, as 'a cheap market:' of a low price in relation to the value: easily obtained: of small value, or reckoned at such.—v.t. Cheap′en, to ask the price of a thing: to make cheap, to lower the price of: to lower the reputation of: to beat down the price of.—n. Cheap′ener.—adv. Cheap′ly.—n. Cheap′ness.—Cheap Jack, or John, a travelling hawker who pretends to give great bargains; Cheap labour, labour paid at a poor rate; Cheap trip, an excursion by rail or steamer at a reduced fare; Cheap-tripper, one who goes on such a trip.—Dirt cheap, ridiculously cheap.—On the cheap, cheap or cheaply.—To be cheap of anything (Scot.), to get off with less than one deserved or expected, as of punishment. [Orig. good cheap, i.e. a good bargain; A.S. ceap, price, a bargain; A.S. céapian, Ice. kaupa, Ger. kaufen, to buy; Scot. coup—all borrowed from L. caupo, a huckster.]

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 for cheap »

  1. chape

  2. peach, Peach

  3. Peach

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cheap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cheap in a Sentence

  1. Rudy Giuliani:

    This is a cheap shot.

  2. Tarkaoui Oussama:

    Cheap, people can be.

  3. Raja Zaatry:

    They provide cheap labor.

  4. Masayoshi Son:

    I think they're too cheap.

  5. William Ackman:

    I think stocks are pretty cheap.

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