cheap etymology

English word cheap comes from Proto-Germanic *kaupaz, Proto-Germanic *kaupōną (To buy; trade.), Proto-Germanic *kaupijaną (To buy; trade.)

Detailed word origin of cheap

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*kaupaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*kaupōną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To buy; trade.
*kaupijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To buy; trade.
ceap Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Bargain. Cattle, any commodity. Trade.
ċīepan Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
ċēapian Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
cheap Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cheap English (eng) (intransitive, obsolete) To trade; traffic; bargain; chaffer; ask the price of goods; cheapen goods.. (transitive, obsolete) To bargain for; chaffer for; ask the price of; offer a price for; cheapen.. (transitive, obsolete) To buy; purchase.. (transitive, obsolete) To sell. (chiefly, North American, derogatory) Ungenerous; stingy, mean (UK), tightfisted, excessively frugal.. (slang, of an [...]

Words with the same origin as cheap

Descendants of *kaupaz
chap chapman chaps chop
Descendants of *kaupōną
cop copper cup cupcake flashing