Meaning of “spendthrift” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “spendthrift” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"spendthrift" in American English

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spendthriftnoun [ C ]

us /ˈspendˌθrɪft/ disapproving

a person who wastes money, or spends more than is necessary:

I’m not a spendthrift and I really have to think about my purchases.

(Definition of “spendthrift” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"spendthrift" in Business English

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spendthriftnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈspendθrɪft/ us

someone who spends too much money without thinking about the results:

The changes in the law seem to punish districts for good financial management while rewarding spendthrifts.

spendthriftadjective

uk /ˈspendθrɪft/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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