\ ˈchē-(ˌ)pō How to pronounce cheapo (audio) \

Definition of cheapo

: cheap As for me, I'll be thinking twice next time I'm tempted to grab a cheapo item off the rack at a chain store.— Tom Philpott The beer-beach-sand-and-sex crowd, all sordidly captured by cheapo Hollywood movies like "Where the Boys Are" and the excruciating "Spring Break" series, defined this South Florida resort.— John Mariani After a while, they come out with the cheapo $39.95 model, no leather, no carrying case, nothing.— Alexander Besher

Examples of cheapo in a Sentence

I picked up a cheapo souvenir watch as gag gift.
Recent Examples on the Web These series, unlike the sweeps specials and cheapo docudramas of old, are generally well polished. New York Times, 12 Apr. 2022 This year, that movie was Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead's cheapo stunner about two bickering L.A. losers (played by the directors themselves) who trip upon a crack in the fabric of space and time. Leah Greenblatt,, 2 Feb. 2022 These shoes are not your traditional cheapo copies that knock off the exact look of an existing Nike model. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, 12 Apr. 2021 Belushi’s character flips out, smashing his meaty fists against the prop walls of the cheapo set. John Semley, The New Republic, 26 Nov. 2020 The soft sardines work well with their crunchy accoutrements, and the whole thing is easily replicable as a cheapo cook-at-home dinner that wouldn’t require much cooking at all. Soleil Ho,, 17 Aug. 2020 There’s no mistaking AirPods for a cheapo pair of earbuds; the AirPod Pros are just on another level. Popular Science, 19 June 2020 And while cheapo cotton brief packs and more luxe designer pairs were once the only options, many alternative underwear brands have emerged, marketing briefs with a gently feminist spin. Lane Florsheim, WSJ, 19 Apr. 2018 When a cheapo Presley velvet painting was found as wall decor, a tradition of celebrating love for Elvis was born and has lasted 36 years. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, 2 Jan. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of cheapo

1967, in the meaning defined above

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27 Apr 2022

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“Cheapo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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