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cheapskate

[cheep-skeyt] /ˈtʃipˌskeɪt/
noun
1.
a person who is stingy and miserly.
verb (used without object), cheapskated, cheapskating.
2.
to act in a stingy or miserly way.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900, Americanism; cheap + skate3
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British Dictionary definitions for cheap skate

cheapskate

/ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a miserly person
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Word Origin and History for cheap skate

cheapskate

n.

also cheap skate, "miserly person," 1896, from cheap (adj.), second element perhaps from American English slang skate "worn-out horse" (1894), of uncertain origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cheap skate

cheapskate

noun

A nasty stingy person; tightwad: and cheapskate Goodman's not going for a renewal (1896+)


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Idioms and Phrases with cheap skate

cheap skate

A stingy person, as in He's a real cheap skate when it comes to tipping. This idiom combines cheap (for “penurious”) with the slang usage of skate for a contemptible or low individual. It has largely replaced the earlier cheap John. [ ; late 1800s ]
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