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English definition of “cheap”

cheap

adjective [-er/-est only] (COST)   /tʃip/
costing little money or less than is usual or expected : After World War II, the US had cheap labor , cheap energy , cheap raw materials , cheap housing , cheap food , and cheap transportation . Used computers are dirt cheap (= very cheap). If a place that sells goods or services is cheap, it charges low prices : a cheap department store Goods that are cheap are low in price but of poor quality : The cheap rug did not come clean . disapproving Someone who is cheap is unwilling to spend money : The boss is cheap – he’ll never buy a new truck if he can squeeze a few more miles out of the old one.
(Definition of cheap adjective (COST) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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