spender

[spen-der]

noun

a person who spends, especially one who habitually spends excessively or lavishly; spendthrift.

Origin of spender

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at spend, -er1

Spender

[spen-der]

noun

Stephen,1909–96, English poet and critic.
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Examples from the Web for spender

Contemporary Examples of spender

  • Of course, the drop in consumption also slows economic activity, forcing the government to become the spender of last resort.

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    The Price of Recovery

    Robert Hormats

    February 24, 2009

Historical Examples of spender

  • "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



British Dictionary definitions for spender

spender

noun

a person who spends money in a manner specifieda big spender

Spender

noun

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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