Money and characters

spendthrift
(n)
SPEND-thrift
Meaning

someone who wastes money

1st Sample Sentence

I was a spendthrift during my early working life, and didn't begin saving until I was thirty.

Mnemonics

Spendthrift is actually a misnomer. split it as SPEND+THRIFT. Thrifty means, careful use of resources, so a spendthrift should actually mean someone who carefully spends money, but it means SOMEONE WHO WASTES MONEY.

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