[ thrif-tee ]
/ ˈθrɪf ti /

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

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at thrift, -y1

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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