Definition of Spendthrift

1. Noun. Someone who spends money prodigally.

Exact synonyms: Scattergood, Spend-all, Spender
Generic synonyms: Prodigal, Profligate, Squanderer
Specialized synonyms: Big Spender, High Roller
Derivative terms: Spend



2. Adjective. Recklessly wasteful. "Prodigal in their expenditures"

Definition of Spendthrift

1. n. One who spends money profusely or improvidently; a prodigal; one who lavishes or wastes his estate. Also used figuratively.

2. a. Prodigal; extravagant; wasteful.

Definition of Spendthrift

1. Noun. Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully. ¹

2. Adjective. Wasteful, improvident or profligate. ¹

3. Adjective. Lavish or extravagant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Spendthrift

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Spendthrift

1. One who spends money profusely or improvidently; a prodigal; one who lavishes or wastes his estate. Also used figuratively. "A woman who was a generous spendthrift of life." (Mrs. R. H. Davis) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spendthrift

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spendalls
spender
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spendiest
spendiferously
spending
spending-money
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spendthrift (current term)
spendthrift trust
spendthrift trusts
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spendthrifty
spendy
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speos
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speract

Literary usage of Spendthrift

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1. Handbook of the Law of Trusts by George Gleason Bogert (1921)
"spendthrift trusts are void, as creating an unlawful restraint on alienation ... 'spendthrift trusts' is the term commonly applied to those trusts that are ..."

2. New Probate Law and Practice: With Annotations and Forms for Use in Alaska by William Smithers Church, Curtis Hillyer (1920)
"Court may appoint guardian for spendthrift. § 179. Notice to spendthrift. Hearing and appointment. § 180. Copy of complaint to be filed. ..."

3. New Probate Law and Practice, with Annotations and Forms: For Use in Alaska by William Smithers Church (1909)
"Court may appoint guardian for spendthrift. § 179. Notice to spendthrift. ... for such county of which such spendthrift is a resident or an inhabitant shall ..."

4. New Probate Law and Practice: With Annotations and Forms for Use in Alaska by William Smithers Church, Curtis Hillyer (1920)
"Court may appoint guardian for spendthrift. § 179. Notice to spendthrift. Hearing and appointment. § 180. Copy of complaint to be filed. ..."

5. Principles of Economics by Frank William Taussig (1911)
"If a spendthrift wishes to borrow, and gives a sufficient guarantee of ... But the loan to the spendthrift has nothing to do with the making of capital. ..."

6. The First Year of Roman Law by Fernand Bernard (1906)
"Curatorship of the spendthrift (prodigus) 404. Decree of Interdiction : He who wasted his family property which he had inherited ab intestato (bona paterna ..."

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