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verb (used without object),splurged, splurg·ing.
  1. to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, especially a costly one: They splurged on a trip to Europe.

  2. to show off.

verb (used with object),splurged, splurg·ing.
  1. to spend (money) lavishly or ostentatiously: He splurged thousands on the party.

  1. an ostentatious display, especially an extravagantly expensive one.

Origin of splurge

1820–30, Americanism; perhaps blend of splash and surge

Other words for splurge

Other words from splurge

  • splurg·i·ly, adverb
  • splurgy, adjective

Words Nearby splurge

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British Dictionary definitions for splurge


/ (splɜːdʒ) /

  1. an ostentatious display, esp of wealth

  2. a bout of unrestrained extravagance

  1. (often foll by on) to spend (money) unrestrainedly or extravagantly

Origin of splurge

C19: of uncertain origin

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