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cheapie

[chee-pee] /ˈtʃi pi/
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
1940-1945
1940-45; cheap + -ie
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Examples for cheapie
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for cheapie
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for cheapie

cheapie

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


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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