dict.org

The DICT Development Group


Search for:
Search type:
Database:

Database copyright information
Server information


5 definitions found
 for spendthrift
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spendthrift \Spend"thrift\, a.
     Prodigal; extravagant; wasteful.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Spendthrift \Spend"thrift`\, n.
     One who spends money profusely or improvidently; a prodigal;
     one who lavishes or wastes his estate. Also used
     figuratively.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           A woman who was a generous spendthrift of life. --Mrs.
                                                    R. H. Davis.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  spendthrift
      adj 1: recklessly wasteful; "prodigal in their expenditures"
             [syn: extravagant, prodigal, profligate,
             spendthrift]
      n 1: someone who spends money prodigally [syn: spendthrift,
           spend-all, spender, scattergood]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "spendthrift":
     big-time spender, dissipative, easy come, easy go, extravagant,
     improvident, incontinent, intemperate, lavish, overgenerous,
     overlavish, overliberal, penny-wise and pound-foolish,
     pound-foolish, prodigal, prodigal son, profligate, profuse,
     spend-all, spender, squanderer, squandering, wasteful, waster,
     wastethrift, wastrel
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  SPENDTHRIFT. By the Rev. Stat. of Vermont, tit. 16, c. 65, s. 9, spendthrift 
  is defined to be a person who by excessive drinking) gaming, idleness or 
  debauchery of any kind, shall so spend, waste, or lessen his estate as to 
  expose himself or his family to want or suffering, or expose the town to 
  charge or expense, for support of himself or family. 
  
  

Contact=webmaster@dict.org Specification=RFC 2229