Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “spendthrift”

spendthrift

adjective     /ˈspendθrɪft/
in the habit of spending too much money without thinking about the results : These were clear signals to change our spendthrift ways . Company finance directors and spendthrift shoppers alike have reason to hope that energy prices will be more manageable in the coming year . In spite of the housing slowdown , the American consumer remained cheerfully spendthrift.
(Definition of spendthrift adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of spendthrift

More Business English definitions for “spendthrift”

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More