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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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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.
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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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Someone who tries to save every penny. This person may be poor or rich but they're still cheap. If you gave them a million bucks they'd still be cheap.
~Also a viral TV Show from TLC called "Extreme Cheapskates". A very entertaining show.
Dude. Do you watch extreme cheapskates? The pintos are by far the cheapest family!! What a cheapskate Mr. Pinto is!
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A group of penny pinchers. These people will do anything to spend nothing. These are by far the most obnoxious customers for business owners.
Also a viral TV series on TLC called Extreme Cheapskates
I was watching extreme cheapskates on TLC last night. The pinto's are the biggest penny pinchers on the show. Unbelievable!
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