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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021 12:00:00 AM
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spendthrift

(noun) One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.

Synonyms: scattergood, spend-all, spender

Usage: You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday.
lazarius
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Daemon wrote:


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"At least the money will remain in the family," she said, charitably. "Pitt will never spend it, my dear, that is quite certain; for a greater miser does not exist in England, and he is as odious, though in a different way, as his spendthrift brother, the abandoned Rawdon."

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Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Mehrdad77
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021 1:31:18 AM

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spendthrift (n.)
c. 1600, from spend (v.) + thrift (n.) in sense of "savings, profits, wealth." Replaced earlier scattergood (1570s) and spend-all (1550s). From c. 1600 as an adjective.
Mehrdad77
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021 1:32:12 AM

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A spendthrift person is reckless and wasteful with his money. If you're a spendthrift, you might find yourself in debt. However, it might be fun to have a spendthrift friend who likes to treat you to expensive lunches and lavish gifts.

Spendthrift was created by sticking two opposite words together: spend and thrift, which means “savings, wealth.” So a spendthrift spends all of his savings. Spendthrift people are the worst nightmare of retirement planners and Scrooges all over the globe. So unless you want to be called a spendthrift, think twice about your next purchase.

Emel Rapchan
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021 5:51:35 AM

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Adyl Mouhei
Posted: Saturday, September 25, 2021 6:44:43 AM

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"The spendthrift robs his heirs the miser robs himself."


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