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misspend

[ mis-spend ]
/ mɪsˈspɛnd /
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verb (used with object), mis·spent, mis·spend·ing.
to spend wrongly or unwisely; squander; waste.
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Origin of misspend

1350–1400; Middle English. See mis-1, spend

OTHER WORDS FROM misspend

mis·spend·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for misspend

misspend
/ (ˌmɪsˈspɛnd) /

verb -spends, -spending or -spent
to spend thoughtlessly or wastefully

Derived forms of misspend

misspender, noun
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