Definitions

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  • n. Agent noun of squander; one who squanders.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who squanders.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who squanders; one who spends his money prodigally; a spendthrift; a prodigal; a waster; a lavisher.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a recklessly extravagant consumer

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Examples

  • From the arch-squanderer of public money, this was hypocrisy.

    Budget 2010: If Osborne's gamble pays off, it is Thatcherism's finest hour

  • Back in the day, it was all about Paris Hilton and her love tryst with the “Runaway Bride” and Lacey Peterson; and the way Michael Jackson and JonBenet, and whatever and ever amen, meanwhile our Constitution burned and the US went from appearing to be the great force for good in the world to a squanderer of trillions, murderer of millions and gleeful despoiler of the entire planet.

    Current Comedy 3/2/09: Fools' Rushin'

  • The vast expansion of aviation ~ the most highly polluting transport mode on earth ~ big squanderer of dwindling world oil resources ~ fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions ~ balance of payments deficit creator ~ destroyer of UK's profitable, unsubsidised, domestic tourist industry, clean air and countryside ~ is being actively encouraged by nulab and Broon via huge TAX & VAT subsidies paid for by c 96% of us.

    Labour`s Pants Aflame

  • Also le gaspillage = waste un gaspilleur/une gaspilleuse = a squanderer

    Words in a French Life

  • Also: le gaspillage = waste un gaspilleur/une gaspilleuse = a squanderer, spendthrift

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The post, and the argument, is a credibility-squanderer - unless, of course, you are another of those people already so blind to opposing views on the issue that the mere whiff of blood will get you thrashing around.

    Happy Fair Use Day

  • He was never thought to be a niggard; not even ungenerous: nor when his conduct came to be inquired into, an extravagant, a squanderer: his pride [so far was it a laudable pride] secured him from that.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • A hundred people would lend me money, or to any man who has not the reputation of a squanderer.

    The Journal to Stella

  • I squander what is given me, a squanderer with a thousand hands: how could I call that — sacrificing?

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • She was no squanderer of her father's money -- she knew the value of every thing; no waste, no scantiness was her mode.

    The Boarding School Familiar conversations between a governess and her pupils. Written for the amusement and instruction of young ladies.

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