Cheap n. A bargain; a purchase; cheapness. [Obs.]
The sack that thou hast drunk me would have bought me lights as good cheap at the dearest chandler's in Europe. --Shak.
1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value.
Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap. --Locke.
2. Of comparatively small value; common; mean.
You grow cheap in every subject's eye. --Dryden.
Dog cheap, very cheap, -- a phrase formed probably by the catachrestical transposition of good cheap. [Colloq.]
Cheap, adv. Cheaply.
Cheap, v. i. To buy; to bargain. [Obs.]
adj 1: relatively low in price or charging low prices; "it would
have been cheap at twice the price"; "inexpensive
family restaurants" [syn: inexpensive] [ant: expensive]
2: tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy ring"; "garish
colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport shirts"; "a
meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry ornaments" [syn: brassy,
flash, flashy, garish, gaudy, gimcrack, loud,
meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry, trashy]
3: of very poor quality [syn: bum, cheesy, chintzy, crummy,
punk, sleazy, tinny]
4: embarrassingly stingy [syn: chinchy, chintzy]