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n. Slang
1. A cheap item.
2. A stingy person.
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informal cheap
informal a cheap thing
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(ˈtʃi pi)
Informal. n.
1. an item less expensive than others of its kind, esp. a cheaply made, often inferior product.
2. a stingy or miserly person.
3. cheap or inferior.
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A. ADJde barato
B. N (= ticket, meal etc) → ganga f
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