adverb see cheap II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cheap — I. noun Etymology: Middle English chep, from Old English cēap trade; akin to Old High German kouf trade; both ultimately from Latin caupo tradesman Date: before 12th century obsolete bargain II. adjective Date: 1509 1 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheap — cheapish, adj. cheapishly, adv. cheaply, adv. cheapness, n. /cheep/, adj., cheaper, cheapest, adv., n. adj. 1. costing very little; relatively low in price; inexpensive: a cheap dress. 2. costing little labor or trouble: Words are cheap …   Universalium

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