dirt cheap

adjective or adverb

: exceedingly cheap

Examples of dirt cheap in a Sentence

a dirt cheap little house that was the proverbial fixer-upper
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Word History

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dirt cheap was in 1819

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“Dirt cheap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dirt%20cheap. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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