el cheapo


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el cheapo

1. noun, slang Someone who is very reluctant to spend money. Can be used as a humorous title, in which case it is capitalized. OK, El Cheapo, I'll pay for it then, geez. He's such an el cheapo! Geez, I'll pay for it then.
2. adjective, slang Describing something that is inexpensive and, often, poorly made. Yes, I'm trying to wrap the gift, but I keep tearing this el cheapo wrapping paper.
See also: el

el cheapo

(ɛl ˈtʃipo)
1. n. the cheap one; the cheapest one. (Mock Spanish.) I don’t want one of those el cheapos.
2. mod. cheap. This is el cheapo. I don’t want it.
See also: el
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Caption: It's time again for one of the region's most popular tournaments, the El Cheapo Sheepshead.
Wasn't it nice of your buddy to get you into the jump seat on his regular cargo route from Mexico City up to San Diego on El Cheapo Freight Express?
Should I buy the el cheapo brand for $4 or drop $30 on some imported brand?
This slangy character is also in other combining forms of recent creation such as -esta (< fiesta) which denotes extra fanfare, celebration, and the like (e.g., jubilesta [<jubilee], Hallowesta < Halloween]) and el -o which constitutes an amusing variation of whatever is infixed (el cheapo 'heap product', el ropo, etc.; see Murray 1996).
I asked for a Daisy Red Ryder but received an "el cheapo" model.
"But it really was El Cheapo. I wasn't paid very much.
Others disdain to have any "el cheapo" guns in stock at all, telling customers with little cash to either buy a good quality used gun, or to shop elsewhere.
Perhaps it's the lack of free nourishment on el cheapo flights that has left me dehydrated and discombobulated.
The El Cheapo is the world's biggest sheepshead tourney, and there is no less scheming and planning (and lying) going on here than there is before the Bassmaster Classic.
Yet we still see holsters, usually the El Cheapo kind, with that dangerous incompatibility of a narrow strap that can get inside the triggerguard of a loaded handgun.
For those that remember we travelled by train with a company called Transalpino who specialised in providing travel el cheapo.
THE offices designed by a Spanish architect for MSPs were described yesterday as looking like an "el cheapo" hotel.
He pistol-whips the officer and tries to shoot her twice with his own illegally-obtained El Cheapo pistol.
A NEW office complex for MSPs was yesterday described as looking like an "el cheapo" hotel.
The annual El Cheapo Sheepshead tournament is a big one, held this year Feb.