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cheapskate Line breaks: cheap|skate
Pronunciation: /ˈtʃiːpskeɪt/

Definition of cheapskate in English:


A miserly person: she told him he was a cheapskate [as modifier]: cheapskate bosses are still paying women peanuts compared to male workers
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cheapskate

defalcate • demarcate

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