cheapskate
noun Date: 1896 a miserly or stingy person; especially one who tries to avoid paying a fair share of costs or expenses

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  • cheapskate — (n.) also cheap skate, miserly person, 1896, from CHEAP (Cf. cheap) (adj.), second element perhaps from American English slang skate worn out horse (1894), of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • cheapskate — ► NOUN informal ▪ a miserly person. ORIGIN from skate «a disreputable or contemptible person» …   English terms dictionary

  • cheapskate — ☆ cheapskate [chēp′skāt΄ ] n. [ CHEAP + SKATE3] Slang a person unwilling to give or spend money; stingy person …   English World dictionary

  • cheapskate — [[t]tʃi͟ːpskeɪt[/t]] cheapskates N COUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone is a cheapskate, you think that they are mean and do not like spending money. Tell your husband not to be a cheapskate. ...cheapskate employers. Syn: skinflint …   English dictionary

  • cheapskate — noun a) Someone who stingily avoids spending money. He is such a cheapskate, he found that jumper in a dustbin. b) By extension, someone who doesnt give freely. My mum is such a cheapskate that she didnt lend me money to go shopping. Syn: miser… …   Wiktionary

  • cheapskate — UK [ˈtʃiːpˌskeɪt] / US [ˈtʃɪpˌskeɪt] noun [countable] Word forms cheapskate : singular cheapskate plural cheapskates informal someone who does not like to spend money …   English dictionary

  • cheapskate — [“tfipsket] n. a miserly person; a very cheap person. (See also piker.) □ A 5 percent tip! What a cheapskate! □ I don’t think of myself as a cheapskate, but I do try to watch my cash flow …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cheapskate — {n.}, {informal} A selfish or stingy person; a person who will not spend much. An insulting term. * /None of the girls like to go out on a date with him because he is a cheapskate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cheapskate — {n.}, {informal} A selfish or stingy person; a person who will not spend much. An insulting term. * /None of the girls like to go out on a date with him because he is a cheapskate./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cheapskate — cheap|skate [ˈtʃi:pskeıt] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: cheap + skate worthless person (19 20 centuries)] informal someone who spends as little money as possible used to show disapproval ▪ The cheapskate didn t even pay for the cab …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheapskate — noun informal A selfish or stingy person; a person who will not spend much. An insulting term. None of the girls like to go out on a date with him because he is a cheapskate …   Словарь американских идиом

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