el cheapo

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From Spanish el (the) + cheap + -o (mock-Spanish suffix).


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.
  3. (slang) On the game show The Price Is Right, used in reference to the lowest two-digit number on a board of (initially) nine numbers in the pricing game Money Game.


el cheapo (not comparable)

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