cheapie

or cheap·y

[chee-pee]Informal.

noun

a cheaply made, often inferior, product: The movie studio made a dozen cheapies last year.
any item that is inexpensive as compared with others of its kind: All brands of margarine taste alike to me, so I buy a cheapie.
a stingy or miserly person: That cheapie wouldn't buy anyone a gift!

adjective

of, being, or pertaining to a cheap or inferior product: cheapie shoes.
stingy; miserly.

Nearby words

  1. cheap out,
  2. cheap shot,
  3. cheap skate,
  4. cheap-jack,
  5. cheapen,
  6. cheaply,
  7. cheapo,
  8. cheapside,
  9. cheapskate,
  10. cheapy

Origin of cheapie

First recorded in 1940–45; cheap + -ie

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Word Origin and History for cheapie

cheapie

n.

"something inexpensive," 1891, from cheap (adj.) + -ie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper