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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
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at 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
  • "Let it go," spender cut him off with a mixture of irritation and affection.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • Harding, spender and Korsakov stared at me with awe when I read them the information.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • spender looked around at him quickly, saying, "What's that?"

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • spender broke in then with his customary cold, quiet speech.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • "We're fighting it," spender commented, chewing on a big, raw knuckle.

    Shock Absorber E.G. von Wald
  • What did you go and pretend to be a spender and get tied up with me for?

  • I've never been much of a spender, and have had neither wife nor child to spend for me.

    Wenderholme Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • I was almost as quick a thinker in those days as I was rapid as a spender.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • But Sir Walter wasn't a money-saver; he was a spender and a good provider.

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

spender

Related Terms

big spender

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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