The definition of cheap is costing very little, of little value or someone who is unwilling to spend money.(adjective)
Cheap means at a low cost.(adverb)
An example of cheap is a store owner who is willing to sell items for a small amount of money.
See cheap in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < good cheap, favorable bargain < ME god chep (used as transl. of OFr à bon marché) < OE ceap, a purchase, bargain, akin to Ger kaufen, to buy; ult. < L caupo, petty tradesman
Origin: OE ceap, market; akin to Dan kjob (ON kaup) as in Kjöbnhavn (Copenhagen)
See cheap in American Heritage Dictionary 4
adjective cheap·er, cheap·est
Origin: From Middle English (god) chep, (good) price, purchase, bargain
Origin: , from Old English cēap, trade
Origin: , from Latin caupō, shopkeeper.
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