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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spendthrift mean? 

  The noun SPENDTHRIFT has 1 sense:

1. someone who spends money prodigally

  Familiarity information: SPENDTHRIFT used as a noun is very rare.

SPENDTHRIFT (adjective)
  The adjective SPENDTHRIFT has 1 sense:

1. recklessly wasteful

  Familiarity information: SPENDTHRIFT used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Someone who spends money prodigally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


scattergood; spend-all; spendthrift; spender

Hypernyms ("spendthrift" is a kind of...):

prodigal; profligate; squanderer (a recklessly extravagant consumer)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spendthrift"):

big spender; high roller (one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment)

fungi ((pun) the one who buys the drinks)

SPENDTHRIFT (adjective)

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Recklessly wasteful


profligate; spendthrift; extravagant; prodigal

Context example:

prodigal in their expenditures


wasteful (tending to squander and waste)

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