Meaning of “thrift” in the English Dictionary

"thrift" in British English

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

"thrift" in American English

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thriftnoun [ C/U ]

us /θrɪft/ dated

the careful use of money, esp. by avoiding waste:

[ U ] Trina learned thrift from her mother.

dated A thrift is also a type of bank.

thrifty
adjective us /ˈθrɪf·ti/

They have plenty of money now, but they’re still thrifty.

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"thrift" in Business English

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thriftnoun

uk /θrɪft/ us

[ U ] MONEY the careful use of money, especially by avoiding waste and saving money for the future:

The idea of the price increases is to encourage thrift.

[ C ] BANKING →  thrift institution

(Definition of “thrift” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)