Definition of cheap adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//tʃiːp//
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːp//
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  • (cheaper, no superlative) (informal) for a low price I got this dress cheap in a sale.
  • Word Originlate 15th cent.: from an obsolete phrase good cheap ‘a good bargain’, from Old English cēap ‘bargaining, trade’, based on Latin caupo ‘small trader, innkeeper’.Idioms to be offered for sale at a lower price than usual Look in the paper to see if there are any computers going cheap.
    something does not come cheap
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    something is expensive Violins like this don't come cheap.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cheap