spendthrift

[ spend-thrift ]
/ ˈspɛndˌθrɪft /

noun

a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; prodigal.

adjective

wastefully extravagant; prodigal.

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Origin of spendthrift

First recorded in 1595–1605; spend + thrift
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British Dictionary definitions for spendthrift

spendthrift
/ (ˈspɛndˌθrɪft) /

noun

a person who spends money in an extravagant manner

adjective

(usually prenominal) of or like a spendthriftspendthrift economies

Word Origin for spendthrift

C17: from spend + thrift
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