[ dawg-cheep, dog- ]

  1. very inexpensive.

  1. very inexpensively.

Origin of dog-cheap

First recorded in 1520–30

Words Nearby dog-cheap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use dog-cheap in a sentence

  • The place seemed dog-cheap at the time; but after a while it began to dawn upon Hewson that the Yankee had the better of the deal.

    Wandering Heath | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • The nearest to the Cheronaean in virtue and wisdom is Trajan, who holds all the gods dog-cheap.

    Imaginary Conversations and Poems | Walter Savage Landor
  • Stanihurst has described a fair in Dublin, and another in Waterford, where he says the wares were "dog-cheap."

  • "Thar's nuthin' in all this world so dog-cheap ez advice," said Uncle Ezra Mudge.

    Oklahoma Sunshine | Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
  • We know that in reality marriage is dog cheap, and anybody can have it for the asking—if he keeps asking enough people.

    The March Family Trilogy, Complete | William Dean Howells