splurge


1splurge

noun \ˈsplərj\

Definition of SPLURGE

:  an ostentatious effort, display, or expenditure

Origin of SPLURGE

perhaps blend of splash and surge
First Known Use: 1830

Rhymes with SPLURGE

2splurge

verb

: to spend more money than usual on something for yourself

splurgedsplurg·ing

Full Definition of SPLURGE

intransitive verb
1
:  to make a splurge
2
:  to indulge oneself extravagantly —often used with on <splurge on a new dress>
transitive verb
:  to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously

Examples of SPLURGE

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

First Known Use of SPLURGE

1843

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