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English definition of “cheap”

cheap

adjective     /tʃiːp/
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 .
(Definition of cheap adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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