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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 cheapskate

cheapskate

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