Examples from the Web for spendthrift
“We are, both you and I, equally thoughtless, spendthrift and extravagant … We are damned poor,” he wrote her in 1898.
Despite all this, Andrew still allows the spendthrift Fergie, NFI at the Royal Wedding, to live with him when she is England.
If this is a pinchpenny conservative, what is a spendthrift liberal?
Extravagance is of course merely comparative: a man may be a spendthrift in copper as well as gold.
A man, he judged, of spendthrift generosity, a prodigal of himself.Love and Lucy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
The deceased incumbent had been a spendthrift, and so had his father before him.Lancaster's Choice|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
Why should he play the spendthrift and the wanton with his love?Queed|Henry Sydnor Harrison
The scoundrel does not want for good qualities; but he is vain, a spendthrift, and a bavard.Barry Lyndon|William Makepeace Thackeray