a person who is stingy and miserly.
to act in a stingy or miserly way.
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How to use cheapskate in a sentence
Old Jerry is running a cheapskate campaign, and he has not stated clearly why he wants to be governor again.
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Of the two-fifty, you extract a dollar, feeling that the Senior Holden is a cheapskate.The Fourth R | George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for cheapskate
informal a miserly person
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Other 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]
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