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thrifty

[ thrif-tee ]
/ ˈθrɪf ti /
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adjective, thrift·i·er, thrift·i·est.
practicing thrift or economical management; frugal: a thrifty shopper.
thriving, prosperous, or successful.
thriving physically; growing vigorously.
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Origin of thrifty

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English; see origin at thrift, -y1

synonym study for thrifty

1. See frugal.

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British Dictionary definitions for thrifty

thrifty
/ (ˈθrɪftɪ) /

adjective thriftier or thriftiest
showing thrift; economical or frugal
rare thriving or prospering

Derived forms of thrifty

thriftily, adverbthriftiness, noun
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