[ splurj ]
/ splɜrdʒ /

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.


an ostentatious display, especially an extravagantly expensive one.

Origin of splurge

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

Related forms

splurg·i·ly, adverbsplurg·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for splurge


/ (splɜːdʒ) /


an ostentatious display, esp of wealth
a bout of unrestrained extravagance


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

Word Origin for splurge

C19: of uncertain origin
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