Origin of thrift
Examples from the Web for thrift
Would you know the rapper Macklemore's other half if he showed up at your thrift shop?
But the “Thrift Shop” rapper initially seemed shocked that people could somehow interpret his get-up as offensive.Macklemore, the Grammy Winning Rapper, Is a 9/11 Truther Who Likes to Play Anti-Semitic Dress-Up|Emily Shire, Marlow Stern|May 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's mostly a mix of vintage, thrift, and very accessible retail.'Girls' Costume Designer Jenn Rogien Talks Season 3 Style|Erin Cunningham|January 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I picked up the canvas and took it up to the lady in the thrift store,” she told news outlets at the time.
Following on the heels of the Harding scandals, he offered clean government based on thrift.
The encouragement of thrift among the soldiers was part of the work of "Pay."G. H. Q.|Frank Fox
Thrift, in the Macy category of the making of a good worker, comes only next to good health.The Romance of a Great Store|Edward Hungerford
There are signs of industry and thrift and comfort everywhere; signs of intemperance, of idleness, of want nowhere.
In the process of declining and falling, races practise a sort of thrift; they save and they economise.The Cult of Incompetence|Emile Faguet
There are many tufts of Thrift growing among the rocks; and each tuft has a number of pink flowers.On the Seashore|R. Cadwallader Smith
British Dictionary definitions for thrift
Word Origin for thrift
Word Origin and History for thrift
c.1300, "fact or condition of thriving," also "prosperity, savings," from Middle English thriven "to thrive" (see thrive), possibly influenced by Old Norse þrift, variant of þrif "prosperity," from þrifask "to thrive." Sense of "habit of saving, economy" first recorded 1550s (thrifty in this sense is recorded from 1520s; also see spendthrift). Thrift shop attested by 1919.