ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-spending (audio)
variants or less commonly antispending
: characterized by or expressing opposition to government spending
That poses a politically ticklish dilemma … : hike the naton's debt ceiling and risk the wrath of anti-spending voters, or let Uncle Sam default on debt payments, triggering a potential economic cataclysm.Stewart M. Powell

Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-spending was in 1937

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-spending.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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