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thrift

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noun \ˈthrift\

Simple Definition of thrift

  • : careful use of money so that it is not wasted

  • : a business like a bank that is used for saving money : a savings bank or a savings and loan association

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thrift

  1. 1 :  healthy and vigorous growth

  2. 2 :  careful management especially of money

  3. 3 chiefly Scottish :  gainful occupation

  4. 4 :  any of a genus (Armeria) of low-growing perennial evergreen herbs of the plumbago family; especially :  a tufted herb (A. maritima) with pink or white flower heads

  5. 5 :  a savings bank or savings and loan association —called also thrift institution

Examples of thrift in a sentence

  1. Through hard work and thrift they sent all of their children to college.

  2. <through hard work and thrift our father was able to raise the money to put all four of us through college>



Origin and Etymology of thrift

Middle English, from Old Norse, prosperity, from thrīfask to thrive


First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with thrift



THRIFT Defined for Kids

thrift

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noun \ˈthrift\

Definition of thrift for Students

  1. :  careful management especially of money




Law Dictionary

thrift

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Legal Definition of thrift

  1. :  an institution that promotes saving and provides mortgages; especially :  savings and loan association —called also thrift institution





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