Definition of cheap
- a good cheap hotel
- cheap tickets
- cheap dollars
- My uncle was too cheap to pay for dinner.
- feeling cheap
- I felt cheap, full of shame and guilt
- a cheap victory
- talk is cheap
I always buy the cheapest brand of cereal.
curtains made of cheap material
He wears a cheap watch that's always breaking.
This gas station is cheaper than the one by the highway.
Don't be cheap—buy good quality tires for your car.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: not costing a lot of money
: of low quality : not worth a lot of money
: charging low prices
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