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cheap

  

      adj  
1    costing relatively little; inexpensive; good value  
2    charging low prices  
a cheap hairdresser     
3    of poor quality; shoddy  
cheap furniture, cheap and nasty     
4    worth relatively little  
promises are cheap     
5    not worthy of respect; vulgar  
6    ashamed; embarrassed  
to feel cheap     
7    stingy; miserly  
8    Informal   mean; despicable  
a cheap liar     
9    dirt cheap  
Informal   extremely inexpensive  
      n  
10    on the cheap     (Brit)  
informal   at a low cost  
      adv  
11    at very little cost  
     (Old English ceap barter, bargain, price, property; related to Old Norse kaup bargain, Old High German kouf trade, Latin caupo innkeeper)  
  cheapish      adj  
  cheaply      adv  
  cheapness      n  


cheap-jack   Informal  
      n  
1    a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods  
      adj  
2    shoddy or inferior  
     (C19: from cheap + Jack (name used to typify a person))  
dirt-cheap  
      adj  
      adv  
Informal   at an extremely low price  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
low; cheap, dirty, sluttish (as behavior and/or look)

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