Definition of Cheap

1. Adjective. Relatively low in price or charging low prices. "Inexpensive family restaurants"

2. Adjective. Tastelessly showy. "Tawdry ornaments"

3. Adjective. Of very poor quality; flimsy.
Exact synonyms: Bum, Cheesy, Chintzy, Crummy, Punk, Sleazy, Tinny
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Inferior
Derivative terms: Bum, Cheapness, Sleaze, Sleaziness

4. Adjective. Embarrassingly stingy.
Exact synonyms: Chinchy, Chintzy
Similar to: Stingy, Ungenerous
Derivative terms: Cheapness

Definition of Cheap

1. n. A bargain; a purchase; cheapness.

2. a. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.

3. adv. Cheaply.

4. v. i. To buy; to bargain.

Definition of Cheap

1. Noun. Trade; traffic; chaffer; chaffering. ¹

2. Noun. A market; marketplace. ¹

3. Noun. Price. ¹

4. Noun. A low price; a bargain. ¹

5. Noun. Cheapness; lowness of price; abundance of supply. ¹

6. Adjective. Low and/or reduced in price. ¹

7. Adjective. Of poor quality. ¹

8. Adjective. Of little worth. ¹

9. Adjective. (slang of an action or tactic in a game of skill) underhand; dubious. ¹

10. Adjective. (derogatory) frugal; stingy ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive obsolete) To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen. ¹

13. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To buy; purchase. ¹

14. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To sell. ¹

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Definition of Cheap

1. inexpensive [adj CHEAPER, CHEAPEST] / a market [n -S] - See also: inexpensive

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheap

che sara sara
che sera sera
cheap (current term)
cheap-arse Tuesday
cheap and cheerful
cheap as chips
cheap at half the price
cheap drunk
cheap like borscht
cheap money
cheap seats
cheap shot
cheap shots

Literary usage of Cheap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Quarterly Review by George Walter Prothero, John Gibson Lockhart, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1906)
"88 Victoria Street, London, SW A LADY visitor to the recent cheap Cottages ... Until the holding of the much criticised cheap Cottages Exhibition, ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1863)
"The fact is, however, that paper makes it too cheap, so cheap that it will not remain in the country, but leaves at the rate of $2000000 a week, ..."

3. The Works of Charles Sumner by Charles Sumner (1880)
"cheap OCEAN POSTAGE. RESOLUTION IN THE SENATE, DECEMBER 7,. WHEREAS the inland postage on a letter throughout the United States is three cents, ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1870)
"... the tax bore most hardly against him, and others like him, who were aiming at supplying the labouring classes with good reading at a cheap rate. ..."

5. A Svrvay of London: Contayning the Originall, Antiquity, Increase, Moderne by John Stow, Henry Morley (1890)
"The Garland in Little East cheap, sometime a brewhouse, with a garden on the back side, adjoining to the garden of Sir John Philpot, was the chief house in ..."

6. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting by New Jersey Health and Sanitary Association, Council for High Blood Pressure Research (American Heart Association) (1904)
"cheap farms, cheap equipment, cheap labor and cheap cows and careless management does not result in lowering the cost. If dairy farming is going to pay at ..."

7. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1883)
"cheap BOOKS. From the Boston Globe, A frilly. MUCH has been said about the extent to which cheap English reprints are sold and read in the United States. ..."

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