spendthrift

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Late 16th c. < spend +‎ thrift in the archaic sense of "savings, earnings".

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spendthrift (comparative more spendthrift, superlative most spendthrift)

  1. Wasteful, improvident or profligate.
  2. Lavish or extravagant.
    • 2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in the Guardian[1]:
      This feels like a significant league title in more ways than one. It is now 14 years since Roman Abramovich emerged as an spendthrift presence in west London.

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spendthrift (plural spendthrifts)

  1. Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully.

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