Slang a person unwilling to give or spend money; stingy person
Origin of cheapskatecheap + skate
A stingy person; a miser.
- Someone who stingily avoids spending money.
- He is such a cheapskate, he found that jumper in a dustbin.
- By extension, someone who doesn't give freely.
- My mum is such a cheapskate that she didn't lend me money to go shopping.