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scattergood

[skat-er-goo d] /ˈskæt ərˌgʊd/
noun
1.
a spendthrift.
Origin of scattergood
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; scatter + good
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  • I am rather tired, and Miss scattergood gave me some bacon and an egg from the nest.

    Ladies-In-Waiting Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Her mind should have been relieved; but Mrs. scattergood was not satisfied.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • But finally she became angry with the ill-natured Mrs. scattergood.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • "That is just why I am saying it to you, Mrs. scattergood," Janice responded firmly.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Mrs. scattergood was leaning forward to scrutinize the baby in the cradle.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • So Mrs. scattergood thought, as she glanced up now and again from her knitting.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • "Now here's 'Rill," pursued Mrs. scattergood, waxing communicative.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • It was not Miss scattergood that Janice had reason to be "sick of!"

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • "She ain't got no business to be out of his sight," grumbled Mrs. scattergood.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • "Them critters is a pest, an' that's a fac'," declared Mrs. scattergood.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long

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