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From cheap +‎ skate (contemptible person). Compare blatherskite.


cheapskate (plural cheapskates)

  1. Someone who stingily avoids spending money.
    Synonyms: miser; see also Thesaurus:miser
    Antonym: spendthrift
    He is such a cheapskate, he found that jumper in a dustbin.
  2. (by extension) Someone who does not give freely.
    My mum is such a cheapskate that she didn't lend me money to go shopping.


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