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splurge

[splurj] /splɜrdʒ/
verb (used without object), splurged, splurging.
1.
to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, especially a costly one:
They splurged on a trip to Europe.
2.
to show off.
verb (used with object), splurged, splurging.
3.
to spend (money) lavishly or ostentatiously:
He splurged thousands on the party.
noun
4.
an ostentatious display, especially an extravagantly expensive one.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30, Americanism; perhaps blend of splash and surge
Related forms
splurgily, adverb
splurgy, adjective
Synonyms
4. indulgence, spree.
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British Dictionary definitions for splurgily

splurge

/splɜːdʒ/
noun
1.
an ostentatious display, esp of wealth
2.
a bout of unrestrained extravagance
verb
3.
(often foll by on) to spend (money) unrestrainedly or extravagantly
Word Origin
C19: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for splurgily
splurge
1828, "ostentatious display," perhaps a blend of splash and surge. The meaning "extravagant indulgence in spending" is first recorded 1928. The verb, in this sense, is attested from 1934.
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