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English definition of “thrift”

thrift

noun [U] uk   /θrɪft/ us  

thrift noun [U] (AVOIDING WASTE)

the careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste

thrift noun [U] (PLANT)

a small plant with, typically, pink flowers on long stems that often grows wild on cliffs by the sea

thrift noun [U] (BANK)

[C] a type of bank in the US that allows you to save money or borrow money to buy a house: These days, thrifts place most of their money into boring but safe mortgages.
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