- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈspɛn(d)θɹɪft/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈspɛn(d)ˌθɹɪft/
- Hyphenation: spend‧thrift
- Improvident, profligate, or wasteful. [from late 16th c.]
- Extravagant or lavish.
2017 May 13, Barney Ronay, “Antonio Conte’s brilliance has turned Chelsea’s pop-up team into champions”, in The Guardian, London, archived from the original on 9 September 2017:
- 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.
improvident, profligate, or wasteful
spendthrift (plural spendthrifts)
someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully
- ^ William John Thoms, editor (), “How Fryer Bacon Saved a Gentleman that had Given Himselfe to the Devill”, in The Famous Historie of Fryer Bacon: Containing the Wonderfull Things that He Did in His Life: Also the Manner of His Death: With the Lives and Deaths of the Two Conjurers Bungye and Vandermast: Very Pleasant and Delightfull to be Read (Early English Prose Romances; III), [Edinburgh], OCLC 223976978, page 51.