verb (used without object), cheap·skat·ed, cheap·skat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for cheapskate
Idioms and Phrases with cheapskate
A stingy person, as in He's a real cheap skate when it comes to tipping. This idiom combines cheap (for “penurious”) with the slang usage of skate for a contemptible or low individual. It has largely replaced the earlier cheap John. [Slang; late 1800s]