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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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Examples for cheapskate
  • Being a cheapskate could get you in trouble with the law.
  • For those who want to escape the curse of cheapskate roadside motels, this is the place.
  • Even the cheapskate strategy of buying a paper-thin presence is being closed off.
British Dictionary definitions for cheapskate

cheapskate

/ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt/
noun
1.
(informal) a miserly person
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Word Origin and History for cheapskate
cheapskate
"miserly person," 1896, from cheap (q.v.), second element perhaps from Amer.Eng. slang skate "worn-out horse" (1894), of uncertain origin.
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Slang definitions & phrases for cheapskate

cheapskate

noun

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


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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