adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

: managing or using money in a careful or wise way


Full Definition of THRIFTY

:  thriving by industry and frugality :  prosperous
:  growing vigorously
:  given to or marked by economy and good management
thrift·i·ly \-tə-lē\ adverb
thrift·i·ness \-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of THRIFTY

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

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>.

Rhymes with THRIFTY

THRIFTINESSES Defined for Kids


adjective \ˈthrif-tē\

Definition of THRIFTY for Kids

:  carefully and wisely managing money


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