Dog cheap
Cheap Cheap, a. [Abbrev. fr. ``good cheap'': a good purchase or bargain; cf. F. bon march['e], [`a] bon march['e]. See {Cheap}, n., {Cheapen}.] 1. Having a low price in market; of small cost or price, as compared with the usual price or the real value. [1913 Webster]

Where there are a great sellers to a few buyers, there the thing to be sold will be cheap. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

2. Of comparatively small value; common; mean. [1913 Webster]

You grow cheap in every subject's eye. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Dog cheap}, very cheap, -- a phrase formed probably by the catachrestical transposition of good cheap. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dog cheap — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dog-cheap — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adverb (or adjective) 1. : cheaply : for a very low price he worked dog cheap if you come across another dog cheap house Mark Twain 2. archaic : in little repute …   Useful english dictionary

  • dog cheap — adj. very inexpensive, extremely cheap …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dog-cheap — /dawg cheep , dog /, Informal. adj. 1. very inexpensive. adv. 2. very inexpensively. [1520 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • to be dog cheap — If something s dog cheap, it is very cheap indeed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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  • Dog ape — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog cabbage — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog ear — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dog flea — Dog Dog (d[o^]g), n. [AS. docga; akin to D. dog mastiff, Dan. dogge, Sw. dogg.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A quadruped of the genus {Canis}, esp. the domestic dog ({Canis familiaris}). Note: The dog is distinguished above all others of the inferior animals… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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