\ ˈspen-dē How to pronounce spendy (audio) \
spendier; spendiest

Definition of spendy

chiefly Northwest : expensive

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Examples of spendy in a Sentence

Seattle is generally credited with transforming coffee from a workaday drink to a trendy and spendy beverage.

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The crowd is split between spendy sushi fanatics, and savvy sushi fanatics. Krista Simmons, Condé Nast Traveler, "15 Best Sushi Restaurants in Los Angeles," 27 Feb. 2018 Clayman has also seen spouses, spooked by the current economic instability, tuck away money from their more spendy partners, stashing it in secret accounts. Blake Miller, Redbook, "Are You or Your Partner Committing Financial Infidelity?," 21 Jan. 2012 Salmon is still pretty spendy (and the heartbreaking Copper River fishing closure likely won't help that), but whole halibut has been a decent deal, at just around $10 a pound at local seafood markets. Anchorage Daily News, "How Alaska Eats: Make the historic Alaska cocktail (and other local food notes)," 15 June 2018 Photographer: Ryan Segedi, Prop Stylist: Chloe Daley Year and Day's dinnerware is nice enough to make a stack of Triscuits look like a meal—without being too spendy. Matt Sebra, GQ, "You Could Use a Style Upgrade," 10 Apr. 2018 Thomajan had been at the helm of the 84-year-old store for 58 years, selling spendy suits to a client list most stores would covet. BostonGlobe.com, "The week in business," 10 Mar. 2018 Full-price plays are spendy, but the festival offers flex passes, family days and $5 tickets for people with Oregon Trail cards. OregonLive.com, "Here's your guide to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2018 season," 17 Feb. 2018 Over 29 million of the spendy sensations have been sold since the brand launched in the 1980s—but until this year, every single one of those dolls has been a girl. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "American Girl Announces Boy," 16 Feb. 2017 True, LEED cert is spendy and largely reserved for commercial projects. Katy Neusteter, WIRED, "A world in which buildings are no longer built by guys with trucks and dogs," 12 Dec. 2006

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First Known Use of spendy

1984, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spendy was in 1984

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a usually brief trip or an expedition

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