Lots of people have danced around the definition, but no one has said it fully, so I will.

"Cheap!" the interjection, or "You are cheap!" the insult are mostly used by scrubs in video games of all types. It could be zerg rushing in Starcraft, or using an AWP in Counter-Strike, or just WINNING the highly balanced game, Soul Calibur II, where EVERY MOVE has something you can do to counter.

The interjection or insult is mostly used by scrubs that don't know how to truly play the game to people that do, and beat them, to attempt to guilt-trip them against using a certain attack, or playing their best. Despite popular opinion, button-mashers are not cheap; they are just button-mashers. Carefully timed attacks counter their sloppy timing and lack of variety and throw moves.

Another definition cited Soul Calibur 2's Raphael, where all of his moves have something to stop them. Is he using 236B? Block or sidestep, and counter. Is he doing the Auto-Evade? Do a throw. EVERYTHING in SC2 has something to stop it, even Guard Impacts, which are extremely difficult to do 100% of the time, and can be tripped up with charge and delay moves. I will make an exception in Nightmare, who is fast, powerful, and has long range, so is therefore completely unstoppable in a good player's hands.

The moral of this definition is: Don't get mad, get better.
I've been called cheap so many times in the Arcade's Soul Calibur 2, mostly by the same people that challenge me over and over. There are precious few others that aren't just scrubs that take their losses like men, use a different character, and scrape together a win.

These same scrubs and whiners pick the SAME character over and over and over, believe that there are tiers for the characters (Yoshimitsu is kickass, and Yunsung is worst by a landslide? You wish.), and post on SoulCalibur.com, which is worse than the SomethingAwful Forums.

Heck, one guy is so vehement that he's resorted to the most childish tactics of blocking the coin input with his leg, and making oh-so-creative names of me in conquest like "Kentar Sux" and "Gaythar." simply because the first time I played him, I beat him.
by Kenthar March 20, 2004
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A reference to one of the following:

1. An individual who is extremely careful with money
2. An individual who is easy to have sex with
3. An individual who uses the same tactic/tactics to win
4. An object that is worth very little
1. " That guy's cheap "
2. " She's real cheap " or " He's real cheap "
3. " You're cheap! " " Man, that's cheap "
4. " Those jeans are cheap! "
by Bill Abnovsky August 18, 2006
someone that doesn't like to spend money
Olvier is very cheap
by jon June 21, 2003
One that deliberately uses the same damn moves especially in fighting games.
Stop being cheap with rapheal-soul calibur 2
by ShAdOw November 12, 2003
A tactic available in a game which is loved and loathed in equal measure. people who abuse a cheap tactic would call it "effective" as it is available for use in the game. As effective as it may be, abuse of a cheap tactic can detriment skill at a game as cheap tactics do not usually require a great deal of skill to utilise in the first place. People can also become reliant on it to win, further detrimenting skill. Cheap tactics tend to proliferate themselves as people adopt a cheap tactic to counter the same cheap tactic used against them (esp. the combo in Halo 2). The debate about a particular cheap tactic can become never-ending, due to the mixed opinions on the debate of cheapness vs effectiveness.
Counter-Strike -The n00b cannon --Kills with pretty much one hit, even when shot in the toe.

Marvel vs capcom 2: Cable's air hyper viper beam is cheap. Playing well with magneto is not cheap as skill is required to be good with him.

Halo 2: Plasma Pistol battle rifle combo aka "The combo"

"ha ha--he's using the combo!- How cheap!"
by Duffath May 14, 2005
A negative term for a person who decides to save money. People who are savers prefer to be called frugal.

This term is used by people who are jealous of savers and are unable to save money themselves.
Tom: A penny saved is a penny earned.
Jack: You cheap ass loser.
Tom: I've saved up 100,000,000 pennies. That's $1,000,000
damn dollars! Who's laughing now?
Jack: A**hole!!!

Matt: You cheap loser why dont you spend your money on booze, hookers, and drugs like me?
Fred: I'd rather be cheap and rich, instead of spending and being poor.
by SamRoe May 05, 2008
1. a term to qualify a person, action or condition as bad or undesirable. 2. a way to express one's disapointment. Commonly prefaced by "That's so...", "freakin'...", or followed by "...crap."
There may be a guy or girl you see who in the interest of popularity does certain things to make themself look "cool," but in your opinion the things they do are really lame. You may say that this person is cheap. If my computer was to crash in the middle of my writing a long blog I would have said, "What the...? That's so cheap." You may come home after a long day and there is nothing you would like to watch on TV. In that case, TV is being cheap.
by 100Percen% March 03, 2006
A Cheap ass nigga who wont spend nuttin on his lady cause he a cheap motha fuka
you aint worth shit youre cheap you aint never gona get a lady
by Raquim February 23, 2005

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