el cheapo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Spanish article el + English cheap + mock-Spanish -o

Noun[edit]

el cheapo (plural el cheapos)

  1. (slang, often capitalized) A mock-honorific title given to a particular person who is stingy.
    Don't expect a big tip from El Cheapo over there.
  2. (slang) A person who is stingy; a cheapskate.
    He's such an el cheapo that his wallet hasn't been opened for days.

Adjective[edit]

el cheapo (not comparable)

  1. (slang) Cheap; inexpensive; of low quality.
    I only had five bucks, so I bought the el cheapo headphones.

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