Cheap - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |tʃiːp|  American pronunciation of the word cheap
Brit.  |tʃiːp|  British pronunciation of the word cheap


- tastelessly showy (syn: brassy, flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy)
- of very poor quality; flimsy (syn: bum, cheesy, crummy, punk, sleazy, tinny)
- embarrassingly stingy

Extra examples

I always buy the cheapest brand of cereal.

He wears a cheap watch that's always breaking.

This gas station is cheaper than the one by the highway.

Don't be cheap—buy good quality tires for your car.

It's not cheap to live in the city.

It is cheaper to live in the south than in the north.

This old chair is cheap.

In times of war, life is cheap.

He felt cheap about his mistake.

He's too cheap to buy his own brother a cup of coffee.

Property is cheaper in Spain than here.

The equipment is relatively cheap and simple to use.

This coat was dirt cheap informal (=very cheap).

Cheap wine gives me a headache.

The furniture looked cheap and nasty.

Word forms

comparative: cheaper
superlative: cheapest
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