dirt cheap

adjective or adverb

Definition of dirt cheap 

: exceedingly cheap

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The four-bedroom home, located at 2188 Stoll Road (now 56 Parnassus Lane), was set back from the street and surrounded by trees and was dirt cheap to rent—only $125 a month. Ron Hart, Billboard, "The Band's 'Music From Big Pink' Turns 50: How Upstate New York Informed the Americana Classic," 1 July 2018 SUBSCRIBE TODAY North Texas has already lost its reputation as a place where housing is dirt cheap, with home prices increasing 33 percent in the past three years. Gordon Dickson, star-telegram, "Property tax time bomb: How rising home values could torpedo your retirement plans | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 May 2018 One caveat: these phones are often dirt cheap so don’t expect the quality or convenience of a $500 smartphone. Brooke Crothers, Fox News, "Flip phones are back: Less distracting and a lot cheaper than a smartphone," 20 Apr. 2018 But unlike quinoa—which costs about $8 per box—sweet potatoes are dirt cheap. Marygrace Taylor, Woman's Day, "These 10 Foods Are Cheaper and Healthier Than Pricey 'Superfoods'," 24 Nov. 2014 There are Amazon tablets that are dirt cheap Amazon Prime and Kindle delivery vehicles. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Apple iPad (2018) review: pencil it in," 3 Apr. 2018 And then there's the trusty, old-school Opinel, which is equal parts fantastic, simple, and dirt cheap. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "Why You Should Carry a Pocketknife With You Every Day," 25 Jan. 2017 Airlines are dirt cheap but that is because the market frets about a price war and the chance of tighter antitrust regulation, not about disruption. The Economist, "Who’s afraid of disruption?," 30 Sep. 2017 Presidential Airways Founded by ex-People Express executives, Washington-based Presidential aimed to improve upon that dirt cheap model, with a full-service airline at discount fares. Barbara Peterson, CNT, "10 Airlines That Actually Existed in the 1980s," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dirt cheap

1819, in the meaning defined above

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dirt cheap

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of dirt cheap

: very cheap or inexpensive

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