Meaning of CHEAP in English


Pronunciation: ' ch ē p

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English chep, from Old English c ē ap trade; akin to Old High German kouf trade; both ultimately from Latin caupo tradesman

Date: before 12th century

obsolete : BARGAIN

– on the cheap : at minimum expense : CHEAPLY <did the job on the cheap >

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