Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of spendthrift.

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Examples

  • Greece and the Continent's common currency, opposition grew among Germans to bailing out what they call spendthrifts to the south after years of belt-tightening by workers at home.

    NYT > Home Page

  • His father and grandfather had been known as spendthrifts; and now men said that this earl was a miser.

    The Small House at Allington

  • The Sunday Times identified the IBA "spendthrifts" as de Klerk, who apparently has no supporting documentation to explain R41713 spent on his IBA credit card; his co-chair Dr Sebiletso

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Favors should not be conferred on those, who we believe, will make a bad use of them; such as spendthrifts, or persons of dissipated habits.

    Documenting the American South, or, The Southern Experience in 19-th Century America

  • A recent letter to the Bonanza took the "spendthrifts" on the IVGID Board of Trustees to task for considering a 3 percent raise in salary for district staff, characterizing the salary and benefits of the staff as "generous."

    North Lake Tahoe Bonanza - Top Stories

  • And most universities aren't teaching financial planners to address the causes of people's spending behaviors, such as spendthrifts wed to overspenders who learned their habits by how their parents dealt with money.

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  • "spendthrifts," who generally spend more than they would ideally like to spend, tend to marry each other, consistent with the notion that people are attracted to mates who possess characteristics dissimilar to those they deplore in themselves … In spite of this complementary attraction, spendthrift/tightwad differences within a marriage predict conflict over finances, which in turn predict diminished marital well-being.

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  • People who think of themselves as either tightwads or spendthrifts supposedly are less happy than people in between.

    Tightwadism, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Question: Are the thrifty longer lived and spendthrifts shorter lived?

    I Will Live to Be 87, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The administration will have no option except raise taxes for being such spendthrifts.

    Obama aide hints at second stimulus, tries to slam door on tax talk

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