Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

splurge

play
noun \ˈsplərj\

Definition of splurge

  1. :  an ostentatious effort, display, or expenditure



Origin and Etymology of splurge

perhaps blend of splash and surge


First Known Use: 1830


2

splurge

verb

Simple Definition of splurge

  • : to spend more money than usual on something for yourself

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of splurge

splurged

splurging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make a splurge

  3. 2 :  to indulge oneself extravagantly —often used with on <splurge on a new dress>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously

Examples of splurge in a sentence

  1. You should let yourself splurge once in a while.



1843

First Known Use of splurge

1843

Rhymes with splurge


SPLURGE Defined for Kids

splurge

play
verb \ˈsplərj\

Definition of splurge for Students

splurged

splurging

  1. :  to spend lavishly or give in to indulgence <I decided to splurge and order a banana split.>




Learn More about splurge


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up splurge? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

hiemal brumal estival vernal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ