1. Costing relatively little; inexpensive; good value. 2. Charging low prices: a cheap hairdresser. 3. Of poor quality; shoddy: cheap furniture; cheap and nasty. 4. Worth relatively little: promises are cheap. 5. Not worthy of respect; vulgar. 6. Ashamed; embarrassed: to feel cheap. 7. Stingy; miserly. 8. Mean; despicable: a cheap liar.