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cheapo

[chee-poh] /ˈtʃi poʊ/
adjective, noun, Slang.
1.
Also, el cheapo.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; cheap + -o

el cheapo

[el chee-poh] /ˌɛl ˈtʃi poʊ/
noun
1.
Slang. cheapo.
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Examples from the web for cheapo
  • My old el-cheapo digital camera is really showing its age.
  • So why sell a cheapo when there is money to be made.
British Dictionary definitions for cheapo

cheapo

/ˈtʃiːpəʊ/
adjective, noun (pl) cheapos
1.
(informal) very cheap and possibly shoddy
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Word Origin and History for cheapo
adj.

1967, from cheap (adj.) + -o.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cheapo

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


el cheapo

modifier

: Beware of plaid shirts, el cheapo haircuts and candidates who talk r-e-a-l slow

noun phrase

A cheap product; a piece of shoddy merchandise: They bought the El Cheapos and found they didn't work

[1960s+; probably first applied like El Ropo, to cheap cigars, since many cigars have Spanish names; see el -o, mock-Spanish combining form]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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