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Definition someone who wastes money
  • She has a reputation as a spendthrift.
spendthrift = someone who wastes money
  • "You, my little countess, are a notorious spendthrift," said the count, and having kissed his wife's hand he went back to his study.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  War and Peace
  • ...what a spendthrift is he of his tongue!
    Shakespeare, William  --  Tempest
  • I'm a spendthrift, I run through my capital.
    Maugham, W. Somerset  --  Of Human Bondage
  • You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday.
    Chesterton, Gilbert K.  --  The Wisdom Of Father Brown
  • No, I never believed myself to be a hoarder; in fact, I knew only too well that I was a spendthrift.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Gambler
  • Has my little spendthrift been wasting money again?
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll's House
  • spendthrift = someone who wastes money
  • All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things, that the indolent man and the laborious man, the spendthrift and the economist, the imprudent and the wise, should obtain and enjoy an equal amount of goods.
    Victor Cousin
  • Nature is a spendthrift.
    London, Jack  --  The Sea Wolf
  • Besides being a thorough gentleman, I think Mr. Dorset is a spendthrift for making us such a liberal offer.
    O. Henry  --  The Ransom of Red Chief
  • What a spendthrift she'd become!
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Economically considered, the matter can be summed up thus: Paris is a spendthrift.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • [4] Ironical; these youths all being members of the company known as the brigata godereccia or spendereccia, the joyous or spendthrift brigade.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • All that would please her—he gathered that from her spendthrift habits.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • I'm a bit of a spendthrift, if you will.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I'm one of the worst spendthrifts that ever was born.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • At the same time he was more of a carouser and spendthrift than ever.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • "And you know," she said, "Annie's a bit of a spendthrift.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Grandfather would complain and talk of idleness and spendthrifts, but in the end he always agreed.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • Yet at no point did Jefferson's financial plight slow his spendthrift ways.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams

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