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"spendthrift" in British English

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spendthriftnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈspend.θrɪft/
someone who ​spends a lot of ​money in a way that ​wastes it
spendthrift
adjective [before noun] uk   us  
(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 ​wastesmoney, 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   us   /ˈspendθrɪft/
someone who ​spends too much ​money without ​thinking about the ​results: The ​changes in the ​law seem to punish ​districts for good ​financialmanagement while ​rewarding spendthrifts.

spendthriftadjective

uk   us   /ˈspendθrɪft/
in the habit of ​spending too much ​money without ​thinking about the ​results: These were ​clearsignals to ​change our spendthrift ways. Company ​financedirectors and spendthrift ​shoppers alike have reason to hope that ​energyprices will be more ​manageable in the coming ​year. In spite of the ​housingslowdown, the American ​consumer remained cheerfully spendthrift.
(Definition of spendthrift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “spendthrift”
in Chinese (Simplified) 挥霍者,花钱无度的人…
in Chinese (Traditional) 揮霍者,花錢無度的人…
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