el cheapo

adjective \(ˌ)el-ˈchē-(ˌ)pō, ˈel-\

Definition of EL CHEAPO

:  cheap 3a, b

Examples of EL CHEAPO

  1. <took an el cheapo vacation, staying at a friend's cabin the whole time>
  2. <he bought el cheapo sneakers from someone on a street corner>

Origin of EL CHEAPO

Spanish el the + English cheap + Spanish -o (masculine noun ending)
First Known Use: 1967


Next Word in the Dictionary: eldPrevious Word in the Dictionary: elbuckAll Words Near: el cheapo
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears