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 ?
A SPENDTHRIFT, seeing a single swallow, pawned his cloak, thinking that Summer was at hand.
You, my little countess, are a notorious spendthrift," said the count, and having kissed his wife's hand he went back to his study.
As you say, he seemed to be a ruler, but was only 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.
This same son, I imagine, is a man of expensive habits, no reckless spendthrift and no abandoned sensualist, but one who likes to have 'everything handsome about him,' and to go to a certain length in youthful indulgences, not so much to gratify his own tastes as to maintain his reputation as a man of fashion in the world, and a respectable fellow among his own lawless companions; while he is too selfish to consider how many comforts might be obtained for his fond mother and sisters with the money he thus wastes upon himself: as long as they can contrive to make a respectable appearance once a year, when they come to town, he gives himself little concern about their private stintings and struggles at home.
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.
Why, I've seen Kentuckians who hated whiskey, Virginians who weren't descended from Pocahontas, Indianians who hadn't written a novel, Mexicans who didn't wear velvet trousers with silver dollars sewed along the seams, funny Englishmen, spendthrift Yankees, cold-blooded Southerners, narrow- minded Westerners, and New Yorkers who were too busy to stop for an hour on the street to watch a one-armed grocer's clerk do up cranberries in paper bags.
It is sufficient to know that vanity, interest, poverty, and every spendthrift consideration urged him to look upon the proposal with favour, and that where all other inducements were wanting, the habitual carelessness of his disposition stepped in and still weighed down the scale on the same side.
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.
Perses, however, who is represented as an idler and spendthrift, obtained and kept the larger share by bribing the corrupt `lords' who ruled from Thespiae ("Works and Days", 37-39).
Pitt will never spend it, my dear, that is quite certain; for a greater miser does not exist in England, and he is as odious, though in a different way, as his spendthrift brother, the abandoned Rawdon.