made or done on a small or reduced budget; costing relatively little money: a low-budget film.

Origin of low-budget

First recorded in 1955–60
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Historical Examples of low-budget

  • He bossed a low-budget tourist attraction and he ran a pirate flea-market.


    Cory Doctorow

Word Origin and History for low-budget

1939, originally of motion pictures; from low (adj.) + budget (n.).

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