spendthrift

  • 1 spendthrift — spend·thrift 1 / spend ˌthrift/ n: a person who spends money foolishly, profusely, or wastefully spendthrift 2 adj 1: of, relating to, or being a spendthrift 2: of or relating to a spendthrift trust Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. M …

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  • 2 spendthrift — spendthrift, prodigal, profligate, waster, wastrel are comparable when they denote a person who dissipates his resources foolishly and wastefully. All are more or less pejorative terms but they may differ significantly in emphasis and application …

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  • 3 spendthrift — spend‧thrift [ˈspendˌθrɪft] noun [countable] someone who spends money in a careless and wasteful way, even when they do not have a lot of it * * * Ⅰ. spendthrift UK US /ˈspendθrɪft/ noun [C] ► someone who spends too much money without thinking… …

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  • 4 Spendthrift — Spend thrift , n. One who spends money profusely or improvidently; a prodigal; one who lavishes or wastes his estate. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster] A woman who was a generous spendthrift of life. Mrs. R. H. Davis. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 Spendthrift — Spend thrift, a. Prodigal; extravagant; wasteful. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 6 spendthrift — c.1600, from SPEND (Cf. spend) + THRIFT (Cf. thrift) in sense of savings, profits, wealth. Replaced earlier scattergood (1570s) and spend all (1550s) …

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  • 7 spendthrift — [n] person careless with money big spender*, dissipater, high roller*, improvident, imprudent, prodigal, profligate, spender, sport, squanderer, waster, wastrel; concepts 348,353,423 Ant. miser, saver …

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  • 8 spendthrift — ► NOUN ▪ a person who spends money in an extravagant, irresponsible way …

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  • 9 spendthrift — [spend′thrift΄] n. a person who spends money carelessly or wastefully; squanderer adj. wasteful; extravagant …

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  • 10 Spendthrift — A spendthrift (also called profligate) is someone who spends money prodigiously and who is extravagant and recklessly wasteful. The origin of the word is someone who is able to spend money acquired by the thrift of predecessors or… …

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  • 11 spendthrift — [[t]spe̱ndθrɪft[/t]] spendthrifts N COUNT (disapproval) If you call someone a spendthrift, you mean that they spend too much money. ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Spendthrift is also an adjective. ...his father s spendthrift ways …

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  • 12 spendthrift — 1. noun he is such a spendthrift Syn: profligate, prodigal, squanderer, waster; informal big spender Ant: miser 2. adjective his spendthrift father Syn: profligate, improvident, thriftless, wasteful, extravagant, prodigal …

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  • 13 spendthrift — UK [ˈspendˌθrɪft] / US noun [countable] Word forms spendthrift : singular spendthrift plural spendthrifts showing disapproval someone who is very careless about money and spends more than they need to …

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  • 14 spendthrift — noun Date: 1584 a person who spends improvidently or wastefully • spendthrift adjective …

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  • 15 spendthrift — /ˈspɛndθrɪft / (say spendthrift) noun 1. someone who spends their possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; a prodigal. –adjective 2. wastefully extravagant; prodigal. {spend + thrift (def. 4) …

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  • 16 spendthrift — One who spends money profusely and improvidently; a prodigal; one who lavishes or wastes his estate. By statute, a person who by excessive drinking, gaming, idleness, or debauchery of any kind shall so spend, waste, or lessen his estate as to… …

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  • 17 spendthrift — /spend thrift /, n. 1. a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; prodigal. adj. 2. wastefully extravagant; prodigal. [1595 1605; SPEND + THRIFT] Syn. 2. wasteful, improvident, profligate. * * * …

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  • 18 spendthrift — 1. noun Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully. 2. adjective a) Wasteful, improvident or profligate. b) Lavish or …

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  • 19 spendthrift — Synonyms and related words: big time spender, dissipative, easy come, easy go, extravagant, improvident, incontinent, intemperate, lavish, overgenerous, overlavish, overliberal, penny wise and pound foolish, pound foolish, prodigal, prodigal son …

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  • 20 spendthrift — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wastrel, prodigal, profligate, squanderer. See waste. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. wastrel, squanderer, high spender, waster, prodigal, prodigal son, profligate, high roller*, big spender*, high roller*.… …

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