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thrifty

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adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

Simple Definition of thrifty

  • : managing or using money in a careful or wise way

Full Definition of thrifty

thrift·i·erthrift·i·est

  1. 1 :  thriving by industry and frugality :  prosperous

  2. 2 :  growing vigorously

  3. 3 :  given to or marked by economy and good management

thrift·i·ly play \-tə-lē\ adverb
thrift·i·ness play \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of thrifty

  1. <if you are thrifty, you can find ways to decorate your room stylishly yet inexpensively>



14th Century

First Known Use of thrifty

14th century

Synonym Discussion of thrifty

sparing, frugal, thrifty, economical mean careful in the use of one's money or resources. sparing stresses abstention and restraint <sparing in the offering of advice>. frugal implies absence of luxury and simplicity of lifestyle <ran a frugal household>. thrifty stresses good management and industry <thrifty use of nonrenewable resources>. economical stresses prudent management, lack of wastefulness, and use of things to their best advantage <an economical health-care plan>.

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