Definition of cheapskate
: a miserly or stingy person; especially : one who tries to avoid paying a fair share of costs or expenses
Examples of cheapskate in a Sentence
a cheapskate who lived like a pauper, she was reputedly the wealthiest woman in the U.S. at the time of her death
Recent Examples of cheapskate from the Web
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- It's been a banner week for cheapskates, with 7-Eleven and Chick-fil-A giving away free food earlier this week.
But last week, my inner cheapskate led me to a spot with one of those sought-after stars and a menu that doesn’t require special financing.
An irony in Wilson’s bequest to Buffalo is that he was sometimes chided as a cheapskate by media and fans.
Now London entrepreneur Rohan Dhir, 28, wants to push the direct-to-cheapskate model into the high end with his company Archibald London.
That doesn’t account for Mr. Wilmers, an 83-year-old cheapskate with an air of grandeur.
Teams have been owned by racists, cheapskates, fools, thieves, and, even, during the brief run of the United States Football League, .
The data plans are unremarkable: $60 for 5 GB a month; $40 for a paltry 40 MB (hint: kick down the extra $20, cheapskate).
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First Known Use of cheapskate
CHEAPSKATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cheapskate for English Language Learners
: a person who does not like to spend money
CHEAPSKATE Defined for Kids
Definition of cheapskate for Students
: a stingy person
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