Cheapie



[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 a cheapie.
3.
a stingy or miserly person:
That cheapie wouldn’t buy anyone a gift!
adjective
4.
of, being, or pertaining to a or inferior product:
cheapie shoes.
5.
stingy; miserly.
n.

“something inexpensive,” 1891, from cheap (adj.) + -ie.

modifier

: cheapie ripoffs of The Godfather/ Our Tenth Annual Cheapo Guide

noun

Any cheaply made or cheaply sold item: No ticket in town is a cheapie these days/ retreads, ethnic shoes, and Woolworth cheapos/ Wood made this fairly ordinary cheapie a mere year after Glenn or Glenda ( first form 1898+, second 1950s+)

Related Terms

el cheapo

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Cheap is cheap

    sentence You get what you pay for: In culture as in commerce, cheap is cheap

  • Cheapish

    [cheep] /tʃip/ adjective, cheaper, cheapest. 1. costing very little; relatively low in price; inexpensive: a cheap dress. 2. costing little labor or trouble: Words are cheap. 3. charging low prices: a very cheap store. 4. of little account; of small value; mean; shoddy: cheap conduct; cheap workmanship. 5. embarrassed; sheepish: He felt cheap about his […]



  • Cheapjack

    [cheep-jak] /ˈtʃipˌdʒæk/ noun 1. a peddler, especially of inferior articles. adjective 2. of or suitable for a cheap-jack; cheap or inferior. 3. without scruples or principles; underhanded: using cheap-jack methods to evict tenants. noun 1. a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods adjective 2. shoddy or inferior modifier Inferior and cheap; obscure and third-rate; […]

  • Cheap-jack

    [cheep-jak] /ˈtʃipˌdʒæk/ noun 1. a peddler, especially of inferior articles. adjective 2. of or suitable for a cheap-jack; cheap or inferior. 3. without scruples or principles; underhanded: using cheap-jack methods to evict tenants. noun 1. a person who sells cheap and shoddy goods adjective 2. shoddy or inferior



Disclaimer: Cheapie definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.