a person who spends, especially one who habitually spends excessively or lavishly; spendthrift.

1350–1400; Middle English; see spend, -er1

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Stephen, 1909–96, English poet and critic.
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spender (ˈspɛndə)
a person who spends money in a manner specified: a big spender

Spender (ˈspɛndə)
Sir Stephen. 1909--95, English poet and critic, who played an important part in the left-wing literary movement of the 1930s. His works include Journals 1939--83 (1985) and Collected Poems (1985)

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Example sentences
If you toss quarters in a piggy bank but rack up thousands of dollars in
  credit-card debt at the same time, then you're a spender.
He was a big spender too and he never vetoed anything.
Science is the big spender and technology is the big earner.
None of these countries is a big spender on education.
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