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el cheapo

[el chee-poh] /ˌɛl ˈtʃi poʊ/
Slang. cheapo. Unabridged
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adjective, noun


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patterned on el Greco, etc.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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el cheapo


: 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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