scattergood

noun

scat·​ter·​good ˈska-tər-ˌgu̇d How to pronounce scattergood (audio)
: a wasteful person : spendthrift

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scattergood was in 1577

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Cite this Entry

“Scattergood.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scattergood. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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