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A stingey person. Somebody who buys cheap in favour of higher quality or better stuff. Even though they might be able to afford the better. Perhaps ungenerously trying not to spend much on their friends. Not particularly offensive, and often intended to ridicule in a light hearted manner. North American origin (skate apparently meaning fellow).
You only got me a half pint - you cheapskate! (light ridicule)
Nice charity outfit you're wearing cheapskate! (mildly offensive)
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A very stingy person that doesnt like to spend money. Usually buys something for the least amount of money they possibly can.
Boy gets his mother a pen for 50p as a christmas present
What a cheap skate!
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A Cheap Skate is someone who values money over people. They hate to spend money and are always looking for a deal or to screw someone out of money.
"Reiner is one hell of a cheap skate. All my gifts from him come from the dollar store."
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Also used describe people who don't tip. I.E. the pizza man, waitresses and waiters, etc, etc.
Hey Cletus, that mother fucking cheapskate stiffed me.
by MeanJoeInYourFace August 05, 2007
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barbs; he who attempts to save money by exercising unethical practices
"barbs, you cheapskate you cant take chips from the christmas charity hampers to give to your kk"
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A individual obviously rich enough to buy nice shit but selfish enough to buy only bad quality crap. Usually feel proud of themselves for being closely related to douche bags.

Other version: can be said of an individual living a cheap life, feeling proud about it by saying they embrace a gypsy lifestyle while actually swimming in their parents money. To be shot on sight.
That fucking customer tonight was not only the worst douche-bag God Himself ever made me encounter, he was also a freaking cheapskate!
by ben-the-man May 31, 2011
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someone so cheap, he cooks his meals using the work kitchen at the golden eagle refinery so he doesn't have to use electricity at home.
me: greg is so damn cheap!
you: what do you mean?

me: when there arent extra helpings to take home to eat, he stays after his shift is over and cooks his dinner here at work so he doesn't have to use his own electricity

you: doesn't he work more overtime than anyone?

me: yeah, he does ship tie-ups before his regular shift all tihe time and makes a lot but is one big CHEAPSKATE. he's also a lonely jerk who hasn't had a girlfriend in 15 years and is effectively a virgin, due to the lack of play he gets.
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