To splurge is to indulge yourself. You can also go on a splurge if you spend a lot or act extravagantly in another way.

Anyone might have a cupcake. If you have 10 cupcakes, that's a splurge. When you go on a splurge or are splurging, it usually applies to money. Splurging happens when you see a lot of things you want — or even one very expensive thing — and buy it, even though you might not be able to afford it. When you splurge, you're going wild in some way. A splurge is sometimes called a binge.

Definitions of splurge

v indulge oneself

“I splurged on a new TV”
Type of:
consume, squander, ware, waste
spend extravagantly

v be showy or ostentatious

Type of:
flash, flaunt, ostentate, show off, swank
display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

n any act of immoderate indulgence

“a splurge of spending”
binge, orgy
Type of:
humoring, indulgence, indulging, pampering
the act of indulging or gratifying a desire

n an ostentatious display (of effort or extravagance etc.)

Type of:
fanfare, flash, ostentation
a gaudy outward display

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