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splurge

[ splurj ]
/ splɜrdʒ /
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verb (used without object), splurged, splurg·ing.
to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, especially a costly one: They splurged on a trip to Europe.
to show off.
verb (used with object), splurged, splurg·ing.
to spend (money) lavishly or ostentatiously: He splurged thousands on the party.
noun
an ostentatious display, especially an extravagantly expensive one.
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Origin of splurge

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

OTHER WORDS FROM splurge

splurg·i·ly, adverbsplurgy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for splurge

splurge
/ (splɜːdʒ) /

noun
an ostentatious display, esp of wealth
a bout of unrestrained extravagance
verb
(often foll by on) to spend (money) unrestrainedly or extravagantly

Word Origin for splurge

C19: of uncertain origin
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