thrifty

[thrif-tee]

adjective, thrift·i·er, thrift·i·est.

practicing thrift or economical management; frugal: a thrifty shopper.
thriving, prosperous, or successful.
thriving physically; growing vigorously.

Origin of thrifty

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at thrift, -y1
Related formsthrift·i·ly, adverbthrift·i·ness, nouno·ver·thrift·i·ly, adverbo·ver·thrift·i·ness, nouno·ver·thrift·y, adjectiveun·thrift·i·ly, adverbun·thrift·i·ness, nounun·thrift·y, adjective

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thrifty

adjective thriftier or thriftiest

showing thrift; economical or frugal
rare thriving or prospering
Derived Formsthriftily, adverbthriftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for thriftiness

thrifty

adj.

late 14c., from thrift + -y (2). Related: Thriftily; thriftiness.

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