dirt-cheap

[ durt-cheep ]
/ ˈdɜrtˈtʃip /

adjective

very inexpensive: The house may need a lot of work, but it was dirt-cheap.

adverb

cheaply: They got it dirt-cheap.

Nearby words

  1. dirt dauber,
  2. dirt farm,
  3. dirt farmer,
  4. dirt poor,
  5. dirt road,
  6. dirt-eating,
  7. dirt-poor,
  8. dirty,
  9. dirty bomb,
  10. dirty joke

Origin of dirt-cheap

First recorded in 1815–25

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British Dictionary definitions for dirt cheap

dirt-cheap

adjective, adverb

informal at an extremely low price
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Idioms and Phrases with dirt cheap

dirt cheap

Very inexpensive, as in Their house was a real bargain, dirt cheap. Although the idea dates back to ancient times, the precise expression, literally meaning “as cheap as dirt,” replaced the now obsolete dog cheap. [Early 1800s]

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