spendthrift

A spendthrift person is reckless and wasteful with his money. If you're a spendthrift, you might find yourself in debt. However, it might be fun to have a spendthrift friend who likes to treat you to expensive lunches and lavish gifts.

Spendthrift was created by sticking two opposite words together: spend and thrift, which means “savings, wealth.” So a spendthrift spends all of his savings. Spendthrift people are the worst nightmare of retirement planners and Scrooges all over the globe. So unless you want to be called a spendthrift, think twice about your next purchase.

Definitions of spendthrift
  1. noun
    someone who spends money prodigally
    synonyms: scattergood, spend-all, spender
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    types:
    big spender, high roller
    one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment
    type of:
    prodigal, profligate, squanderer
    a recklessly extravagant consumer
  2. adjective
    recklessly wasteful
    synonyms: extravagant, prodigal, profligate
    wasteful
    tending to squander and waste
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