squander

[ skwon-der ]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to spend or use (money, time, etc.) extravagantly or wastefully (often followed by away).

  2. to scatter.

noun
  1. extravagant or wasteful expenditure.

Origin of squander

1
First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain

synonym study For squander

1. See spend.

Other words for squander

Opposites for squander

Other words from squander

  • squan·der·er, noun
  • squan·der·ing·ly, adverb
  • re·squan·der, verb (used with object)
  • un·squan·dered, adjective

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How to use squander in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for squander

squander

/ (ˈskwɒndə) /


verb(tr)
  1. to spend wastefully or extravagantly; dissipate

  2. an obsolete word for scatter

noun
  1. rare extravagance or dissipation

Origin of squander

1
C16: of unknown origin

Derived forms of squander

  • squanderer, noun

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