Definition of cheapskate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːpskeɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːpskeɪt//
(informal, disapproving)
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a person who does not like to spend money We really need a new heater, but the landlord’s such a cheapskate we’ll never get it. Word Originlate 19th cent. (originally US): from cheap + skate ‘a worn-out horse’ or ‘a mean, contemptible, or dishonest person’, of unknown origin.
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