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spender

[spen-der] /ˈspɛn dər/
noun
1.
a person who spends, especially one who habitually spends excessively or lavishly; spendthrift.
Origin of spender
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see spend, -er1

Spender

[spen-der] /ˈspɛn dər/
noun
1.
Stephen, 1909–96, English poet and critic.
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Contemporary Examples
  • Of course, the drop in consumption also slows economic activity, forcing the government to become the spender of last resort.

Historical Examples
  • He was a spender and a profligate, was old Marshall Langham; a tavern loafer, but a man of parts.

    The Just and the Unjust Vaughan Kester
  • spender broke in then with his customary cold, quiet speech.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • It would be unreasonable to suppose that all of Mr. spender's verdicts and estimates will be unchallenged by historians.

  • "Let it go," spender cut him off with a mixture of irritation and affection.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • Because I want you to be a business man when you grow up, and not merely a spender of money.

    Swirling Waters Max Rittenberg
  • Harding, spender and Korsakov stared at me with awe when I read them the information.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • When Mr. spender is very rich, he must bring you round the world and let you see it, and see the old gentleman and the old lady.

  • I was almost as quick a thinker in those days as I was rapid as a spender.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • spender introduced himself, and as he was speaking, the remaining crew man walked in to find out what was up.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
British Dictionary definitions for spender

spender

/ˈspɛndə/
noun
1.
a person who spends money in a manner specified: a big spender

Spender

/ˈspɛndə/
noun
1.
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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Slang definitions & phrases for spender

speed merchant

noun phrase

  1. A very fast runner: The little guy could really scoot, a speed merchant (1910+ Baseball)
  2. A very good fastball pitcher: He had a glass arm and he certainly was no speed merchant (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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