spendthrift


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spend·thrift

 (spĕnd′thrĭft′)
n.
One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
adj.
Wasteful or extravagant: spendthrift bureaucrats.

[spend + thrift, accumulated wealth (obsolete).]

spendthrift

(ˈspɛndˌθrɪft)
n
(Banking & Finance) a person who spends money in an extravagant manner
adj
(Banking & Finance) (usually prenominal) of or like a spendthrift: spendthrift economies.
[C17: from spend + thrift]

spend•thrift

(ˈspɛndˌθrɪft)

n.
1. a person who spends money or wealth extravagantly and wastefully; prodigal.
adj.
2. wastefully extravagant; prodigal.
[1595–1605]

spendthrift

- One who spends the "thrift" or earnings/wealth of another.
See also related terms for spends.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spendthrift - someone who spends money prodigallyspendthrift - someone who spends money prodigally
prodigal, squanderer, profligate - a recklessly extravagant consumer
big spender, high roller - one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment; "the last of the big spenders"
Adj.1.spendthrift - recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
wasteful - tending to squander and waste

spendthrift

noun
1. squanderer, spender, profligate, prodigal, big spender, waster, wastrel I was a natural spendthrift when I was single.
squanderer penny-pincher (informal), miser, skinflint, Scrooge, tight-arse (taboo slang), tightwad (U.S. & Canad. slang), tight-ass (U.S. taboo slang), meanie or meany (informal, chiefly Brit.)

spendthrift

noun
A person who spends money or resources wastefully:
adjective
Characterized by excessive or imprudent spending:
Translations
مُبَذِّر، مُسْرِف
-icemarnotratník
ødeland
eyîslukló
márnotratník

spendthrift

[ˈspendθrɪft]
A. ADJderrochador, pródigo
B. Nderrochador(a) m/f, pródigo/a m/f

spendthrift

[ˈspɛndθrɪft] ndépensier/ière m/f

spendthrift

nVerschwender(in) m(f)

spendthrift

[ˈspɛndˌθrɪft]
1. adjspendereccio/a
2. nspendaccione/a

spend

(spend) past tense, past participle spent (-t) verb
1. to use up or pay out (money). He spends more than he earns.
2. to pass (time). I spent a week in Spain this summer.
spent (spent) adjective
1. used. a spent match.
2. exhausted. By the time we had done half of the job we were all spent.
ˈspendthrift noun
a person who spends his money freely and carelessly.
References in classic literature ?
I PAID three pennies for my breakfast, and a most extravagant price it was, too, seeing that one could have breakfasted a dozen persons for that money; but I was feeling good by this time, and I had always been a kind of spendthrift anyway; and then these people had wanted to give me the food for nothing, scant as their provision was, and so it was a grateful pleasure to emphasize my appreciation and sincere thankfulness with a good big financial lift where the money would do so much more good than it would in my helmet, where, these pennies being made of iron and not stinted in weight, my half-dollar's worth was a good deal of a burden to me.
I don't want to renew our old disagreement about your father's conduct to those two sisters, or to deny that his brother Andrew may have behaved badly to him; I am willing to admit that the high moral position he took in the matter is quite unassailable by such a miserable sinner as I am; and I will not dispute that my own spendthrift habits incapacitate me from offering any opinion on the conduct of other people's pecuniary affairs.
What, to a drunkard, a profligate, a selfish spendthrift, an unjust fool?
No, I never believed myself to be a hoarder; in fact, I knew only too well that I was a spendthrift.
He was now esteemed quite worthy to address the daughter of a foolish, spendthrift baronet, who had not had principle or sense enough to maintain himself in the situation in which Providence had placed him, and who could give his daughter at present but a small part of the share of ten thousand pounds which must be hers hereafter.
You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday.
Thus the bargain was closed, but many of the butchers talked among themselves of the Sheriff, saying that it was but a scurvy trick to beguile a poor spendthrift youth in this way.
You, my little countess, are a notorious spendthrift," said the count, and having kissed his wife's hand he went back to his study.
A few years since Henry granted it to that spendthrift favorite of his, Henri de Macy, who pledged it to me for a sum he hath been unable to repay.
A SPENDTHRIFT, seeing a single swallow, pawned his cloak, thinking that Summer was at hand.
A thorough egoist, a spendthrift and a miser in one,--that is to say, spending his money solely on himself,--sharp, aggressive, and indiscreet, he did mischief for mischief's sake; above all, he attacked the weak, respected nothing and believed in nothing, neither in France, nor in God, nor in art, nor in the Greeks, nor in the Turks, nor in the monarchy,-- insulting and disparaging everything that he could not comprehend.
We gather from them that Dick Steele loved his wife, but as he was a gay and careless spendthrift and she was a proud beauty, a "scornful lady," for neither of them was life always easy.