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thriftnoun [C/U]

 us   /θrɪft/ dated
the ​careful use of ​money, esp. by ​avoidingwaste: [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.
(Definition of thrift from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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thriftnoun [U]

uk   us   /θrɪft/

thrift noun [U] (AVOIDING WASTE)

the ​careful use of ​money, ​especially by ​avoidingwaste

thrift noun [U] (PLANT)

a ​smallplant with, ​typically, ​pinkflowers on ​longstems that often ​growswild on cliffs by the ​sea

thrift noun [U] (BANK)

[C] a ​type of ​bank in the US that ​allows you to ​savemoney or ​borrowmoney to ​buy a ​house: These ​days, thrifts ​place most of ​theirmoney into ​boring but ​safemortgages.
(Definition of thrift from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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thriftnoun

uk   us   /θrɪft/
[U] MONEY the careful use of ​money, especially by ​avoidingwaste and ​savingmoney for the future: The ​idea of the ​priceincreases is to encourage thrift.
[C] BANKING →  thrift institution
(Definition of thrift from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “thrift”
in Spanish economía…
in Vietnamese sự tiết kiệm, tính tiết kiệm…
in Malaysian jimat cermat…
in Thai ความประหยัด…
in French économie…
in German die Sparsamkeit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节俭, 节约,节俭…
in Turkish tasarruf, tutum, idare…
in Russian бережливость…
in Indonesian kehematan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 節儉, 節約,節儉…
in Polish oszczędność…
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