According to dictionary.com:
noun, verb, -skat·ed, -skat·ing. Informal .
a person who is stingy and miserly
That’s not EXACTLY what how I define cheapskate (and who are you going to trust really? A bonafide trusted website or me?)
Right. Now here’s how I define cheapskate (at least when it comes to ME):
a person who is frugal and likes to brag about all her great finds and DIY projects (see photo below).
And here’s how I define being frugal:
entailing little expense; requiring few resources; meager; scanty
a person who uses the following chart (developed by moi) as mantra: