› 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. During times of mass unemployment, there's a pool of cheap labour for employers to draw from. → See also inexpensive › if a store, restaurant, etc. is cheap, it charges low prices: This is the cheapest office supplies store in the city. → See also inexpensive
› low in quality and low in price: He bought some cheap shoes that fell apart after a couple of months.
› US disapproving (UK mean) unwilling to spend money: He's so cheap we didn't get a pay raise this year.
cheap and cheerful UK informal › cheap, but good or enjoyable: There's a restaurant round the corner that serves cheap and cheerful food.
cheap and nasty › UK informal costing little, and of bad quality: Spend a little more and avoid getting something that is just cheap and nasty.