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spendthrift

[spend-thrift] /ˈspɛndˌθrɪft/
noun
1.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; prodigal.
adjective
2.
wastefully extravagant; prodigal.
Origin of spendthrift
1595-1605
1595-1605; spend + thrift
Synonyms
2. wasteful, improvident, profligate.
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spendthrift

/ˈspɛndˌθrɪft/
noun
1.
a person who spends money in an extravagant manner
adjective
2.
(usually prenominal) of or like a spendthrift: spendthrift economies
Word Origin
C17: from spend + thrift
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Word Origin and History for spendthrift
n.

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

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