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English definition of “cheap”

cheap

adjective (LOW PRICE)    /tʃiːp/
A1 costing little money or less than is usual or expected: I got a cheap flight at the last minute. Food is usually cheaper in supermarkets. Children and the elderly are entitled to cheap train tickets. The system is simple and cheap to operate. During times of mass unemployment, there's a pool of cheap labour for employers to draw from.figurative In a war, human life becomes very cheap (= seems to be of little value).Costing or worth little or no money If a shop or restaurant is cheap, it charges low prices: I go to the cheapest hairdresser's in town.Costing or worth little or no money cheap and cheerful UK cheap but good or enjoyable: There's a restaurant round the corner that serves cheap and cheerful food.Costing or worth little or no moneyInformal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good on the cheap informal If you get goods on the cheap, you get them for a low price, often from someone you know who works in the company or business that produces them.Costing or worth little or no money
(Definition of cheap adjective (LOW PRICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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