cheap·​ie ˈchē-pē How to pronounce cheapie (audio)
: one that is cheap
especially : an inexpensively produced motion picture
cheapie adjective

Examples of cheapie in a Sentence

Her first camera was a cheapie.
Recent Examples on the Web Well, the Braves used the longball to win Game – but there wasn’t a cheapie in the bunch. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2020 Bart's homer against right-hander Luis Vasquez was not a Cactus League cheapie. Henry Schulman,, 22 Feb. 2020 Durable backpacks can cost $50 to $80, whereas the super cheapies may not make it through the first quarter of school. Author: Laura Daily, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Aug. 2019 Christian Jones got a bit of a cheapie when he was called for roughing the passer on Bills quarterback Josh Allen that negated an interception, but Tracy Walker had a bad personal foul for hitting tailback Frank Gore out of bounds in the leg. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 23 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cheapie was circa 1898

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“Cheapie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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