Definition of "cheap" []

  • Relatively low in cost; inexpensive or comparatively inexpensive. (adjective)
  • Charging low prices: a cheap restaurant. (adjective)
  • Obtainable at a low rate of interest. Used especially of money. (adjective)
  • Devalued, as in buying power: cheap dollars. (adjective)
  • Achieved with little effort: a cheap victory; cheap laughs. (adjective)
  • Costing relatively little; inexpensive; good value (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Charging low prices (adjective)
  • Of poor quality; shoddy (adjective)
  • Worth relatively little (adjective)
  • Not worthy of respect; vulgar (adjective)
  • Ashamed; embarrassed (adjective)
  • Stingy; miserly (adjective)
  • Mean; despicable (adjective)
  • At very little cost (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "cheap" in a sentence
  • "_cheap laborer_ -- cheap not because she is a poor laborer -- she is not; generally she is an admirable one -- quick to learn, faithful to discharge."
  • "At the word cheap I felt a deep sense of dishonor, a sense that I now was at the lowest rung of this society, that I had fallen low."
  • "I don't think this is the end of credible news, although the word cheap does come to mind."