dirt cheap

adjective or adverb

Definition of dirt cheap

: exceedingly cheap

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Recent Examples on the Web There's a bewildering range of chef knives available, from dirt cheap to very expensive specialty blades. Scott Gilbertson, Wired, "The Best Chef Knives to Level Up Your Quarantine Cuisine," 20 June 2020 Most recently, the group won in the telecom sector by offering data at dirt cheap prices. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "JioMart has started off on a rotten note. But that won’t upset its applecart," 3 June 2020 The music is dirt cheap, but the cost of tickets to a live performance is out of site. Randy Blaser, chicagotribune.com, "Column: A record store can be a magical place. Val’s Halla in Oak Park was certainly that.," 14 Nov. 2019 SanDisk 256 GB MicroSD Memory Card for $8 ($47 off): There's something uniquely appealing about dirt cheap storage, and this little guy is a great deal for $8. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The 47 Best Amazon Prime Day Tech Deals," 15 July 2019 Case supports wireless charging, and replacement ear tips are dirt cheap. courant.com, "CNET: Best holiday gifts under $250 for 2019," 22 Nov. 2019 Amazon’s devices were a huge hit during Prime Day 2019 thanks to their dirt cheap price tags — in fact, the Echo Dot, Fire TV Stick, and Fire TV Stick 4K were all top-sellers worldwide. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Amazon’s Best-Selling Devices Are Already on Major Sale Right Now — with Prices Starting at Just $20," 4 Nov. 2019 Some of those tickets sold out in mere minutes, so don't sleep on these dirt cheap fares. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, "Southwest's New Flights to Hawaii Are Now on Sale—And Start at $99," 15 Aug. 2019 Gasoline is dirt cheap at filling stations, but hard to find — driving the black market price for a 5.3 gallon (20 liter) container up to $100 in remote mountain communities. Washington Post, "Amid fuel shortage, Venezuelan farmers worry about crops," 9 July 2019

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First Known Use of dirt cheap

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirt cheap was in 1819

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25 Jun 2020

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“Dirt cheap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirt%20cheap. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dirt cheap

informal : very cheap or inexpensive

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