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
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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