misspend


mis·spend

verb \ˌmis-ˈspend\

: to spend or use (something, such as time or money) in a way that is not legal, careful, or wise

mis·spent \-ˈspent\ mis·spend·ing

Full Definition of MISSPEND

transitive verb
:  to spend wrongly :  squander <a misspent life>

Examples of MISSPEND

  1. Several government officials have been accused of misspending public money.
  2. <warned that a childhood spent playing video games was a misspent youth indeed>

First Known Use of MISSPEND

14th century

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