Cheapy



[chee-pee] /ˈtʃi pi/ Informal.

noun, plural cheapies, adjective
1.
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[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+)

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el cheapo

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