a covert, unsportsmanlike, and illegal act of deliberate roughness, especially in football, often calculated to injure an opponent.
any mean or unsportsmanlike remark or action, especially one directed at a defenseless or vulnerable person.
: some dirtymouth comedian who made cheap-shot race jokes
(also shot) A malicious insult or action; something crude, underhanded, and damaging: Well, the race for governor isn’t a festival of cheap shots/ Keenan shouted, ”Didn’t you just take what is known as a cheap shot?”
: He’d say ”Hey, don’t cheap shot my son”/ If a person’s going to cheapshot me, it just shows how low he is (1960s+ Sports)
An unfair or unsporting verbal attack, as in You called him an amateur? That’s really taking a cheap shot. The term originated in sports, especially American football, where it signifies deliberate roughness against an unprepared opponent. [ ; second half of 1900s ]
- Cheap-shot artist
noun A person who takes cheap shots: Immigrant bashing is a handy charge for cheap-shotters and fear-mongers ( first form 1960s+, second 1970s+)
[cheep-sahyd] /ˈtʃipˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a district and thoroughfare in London, England.
[cheep-skeyt] /ˈtʃipˌskeɪt/ Informal. noun 1. a person who is stingy and miserly. verb (used without object), cheapskated, cheapskating. 2. to act in a stingy or miserly way. /ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt/ noun 1. (informal) a miserly person n. also cheap skate, “miserly person,” 1896, from cheap (adj.), second element perhaps from American English slang skate “worn-out horse” (1894), […]
[chee-pee] /ˈtʃi pi/ Informal. noun, plural cheapies, adjective 1. . [chee-pee] /ˈtʃi pi/ Informal. noun 1. a cheaply made, often inferior, product: The movie studio made a dozen cheapies last year. 2. any item that is inexpensive as compared with others of its kind: All brands of margarine taste alike to me, so I buy […]