from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who spends money recklessly or wastefully.
- adj. Wasteful or extravagant: spendthrift bureaucrats.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully.
- adj. Wasteful, improvident or profligate.
- adj. Lavish or extravagant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Prodigal; extravagant; wasteful.
- n. One who spends money profusely or improvidently; a prodigal; one who lavishes or wastes his estate. Also used figuratively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who spends lavishly, improvidently, or foolishly; an unthrifty spender; a prodigal.
- Wastefully spending or spent; lavish; improvident; wasteful; prodigal: as, a spendthrift heir; spendthrift ways.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who spends money prodigally
- adj. recklessly wasteful
Let's hope so ...... the spendthrift is bankrupting the country.
To start with, his popular reputation as a careless spendthrift is untrue.
I voted for McGinn and the notion that he's the fiscally responsible one and Dively's a spendthrift is moronic. sister Loura
South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun has been described as a spendthrift "socialist" by the head of emerging markets at Goldman Sachs.
He has been described as a spendthrift and gambler, and as one scarcely honest in his extravagance and gambling.
At the crowing of the cock, the extravagant and erring spirit (that is, the spendthrift of a defendant) whether he be drinking arrack punch at Vauxhall, champaigne at the Mount, or brandy and water at the Eccentries, must kick off his glass-slipper, and hobble back to St. George's Fields, like the lame bottle-conjuror of Le Sage.
He suddenly HAD recalled the spendthrift Delatour perfectly, and as quickly regretted now that he had not doubled the honorarium he had just sent to his portionless daughter.
So even though the Japanese and other Asians have been "good boys, working and saving," the coming slump could hit them even harder than the "spendthrift" Americans.
Government to pull the reins on 'spendthrift' ministers
Ironically, Edwards tells Newsmax, the "spendthrift" habits of the Bush years are what laid the groundwork for Obama's record-smashing expansion.