spend thrift

spendthrift

[spend-thrift]
noun
1.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; prodigal.
adjective
2.
wastefully extravagant; prodigal.

Origin:
1595–1605; spend + thrift


2. wasteful, improvident, profligate.
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spendthrift (ˈspɛndˌθrɪft)
 
n
1.  a person who spends money in an extravagant manner
 
adj
2.  (usually prenominal) of or like a spendthrift: spendthrift economies
 
[C17: from spend + thrift]

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spendthrift
c.1600, from spend + thrift in sense of "savings, profits, wealth." Replaced earlier scattergood (1570s) and spend-all (1550s).
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