cheapskate

noun cheap·skate \ ˈchēp-ˌskāt \

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

  1. a cheapskate who lived like a pauper, she was reputedly the wealthiest woman in the U.S. at the time of her death

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First Known Use of cheapskate

1896


CHEAPSKATE Defined for English Language Learners

cheapskate

noun

Definition of cheapskate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does not like to spend money


CHEAPSKATE Defined for Kids

cheapskate

noun cheap·skate \ ˈchēp-ˌskāt \

Definition of cheapskate for Students

: a stingy person


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