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

 

cheap

 adverb
adverb
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 Origin late 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