- The definition of cheap is costing very little, of little value or someone who is unwilling to spend money.
- An example of cheap is a car being sold for under $1,000.
- An example of cheap is a garment made of trashy fabric.
- An example of cheap is a person who has money, but will not spend it on anything.
- Cheap means at a low cost.
An example of cheap is a store owner who is willing to sell items for a small amount of money.
cheap definition by Webster's New World
- low in price or cost; not expensive
- charging low prices: a chain of cheap stores
- spending or able to spend little: a cheaper clientele
- worth more than the price
- costing little labor or trouble; easily gotten: a cheap victory
- of little value or poor quality; virtually worthless
- deserving of scorn; contemptible: made cheap by their own behavior
- Informal stingy; niggardly
- Econ. lowered in exchange value or buying power; also, available at low interest rates: said of money
Origin: ; from good cheap, favorable bargain ; from Middle English god chep (used as translated, translation of Old French à bon marché) ; from Old English ceap, a purchase, bargain, akin to German kaufen, to buy; ultimately ; from Classical Latin caupo, petty tradesman
- a market: now only in place names: Cheapside
- Obsolete a bargain
Origin: OE ceap, market; akin to Dan kjob (ON kaup) as in Kjöbnhavn (Copenhagen)
cheap definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adjective cheap·er, cheap·est
- a. Relatively low in cost; inexpensive or comparatively inexpensive.b. Charging low prices: a cheap restaurant.
- a. Obtainable at a low rate of interest. Used especially of money.b. Devalued, as in buying power: cheap dollars.
- Achieved with little effort: a cheap victory; cheap laughs.
- Of or considered of small value: in wartime, when life was cheap.
- Of poor quality; inferior: a cheap toy.
- Worthy of no respect; vulgar or contemptible: a cheap gangster.
- Stingy; miserly.
Origin: From Middle English (god) chep, (good) price, purchase, bargain, from Old English cēap, trade, from Latin caupō, shopkeeper.
- cheapˈly adverb
- cheapˈness noun
cheap - Business Definition
- Of, relating to, or being an asset that sells at a market price below what is expected given fundamental factors such as income-producing potential and resale value. Determining whether an asset is cheap is a subjective judgment. Compare expensive.
- Of, relating to, or being a good or service that sells at a price below the price being charged for similar goods or services.
- Of or describing a good of inferior quality.
cheap - Investment & Finance Definition
cheap - Phrases/Idioms
on the cheap
cheap at twice the price
on the cheap