Definition of cheapskate in English:


Line breaks: cheap|skate
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːpskeɪt


  • A miserly person: she told him he was a cheapskate [as modifier]: cheapskate bosses are still paying women peanuts compared to male workers
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    • You're the kind of customer that waitresses hate, you cheapskate.
    • So Sally's father's primary concern is not that her husband has broken his marriage vows and betrayed her but that he's unwilling to pay for it - cheapskate!
    • The only thing that does stop me from hanging up on such callers is the offer of something free, cheapskate that I am.


late 19th century (originally US): from cheap + skate3.

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