cheapie

[chee-pee] 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 cheap or inferior product: cheapie shoes.
5.
stingy; miserly.
Also, cheapy.


Origin:
1940–45; cheap + -ie

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cheapie definition


  1. n.
    a cheaply made article. (See also el cheapo.) : It broke. I guess it was a cheapie.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
Users watch in several ways, ranging from cheapie cardboard specs to high-end video goggles.
She takes advantage of that first little cheapie they give you and then she doesn't renew, she takes one of the others.
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