\ 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.
Recent Examples on the Web Those feeling spendy can spring for the $160 Japanese A5 filet kagoshima or the $125 striploin from A Bar N Ranch. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 10 Mar. 2021 The Calvin Elite from Timney is equally spendy and brings adjustable length of pull, cast, and height to the table. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2021 While crab bisque tends to be a bit spendy with the hearty amounts of crab required, this bisque relies upon the cost-effective and flavorful shrimp to partner up with the crab. Rebecca White, Dallas News, 31 Dec. 2020 Interest has come from people who have grown weary of the isolation and distractions at home, as well as from businesses reassessing spendy leases or seeking smaller spaces away from the corporate campus to bring work groups together. Jackie Crosby, Star Tribune, 28 Nov. 2020 Another great, less-spendy option is Mpow Flame earbuds. Sara Hendricks, USA TODAY, 21 Oct. 2020 If those are too spendy, look for used ones online, or look for an old pair in your relatives’ drawers. Sadie Dingfelder, Washington Post, 26 Aug. 2020 This all-inclusive wilderness lodge is spendy at $575 per night. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2020 The event’s co-founder, Seth Thompson, had told me it wasn’t stuffy, despite the potential when such a spendy bourbon is being poured by some of the most famous names in the business. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 3 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of spendy

1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Spendy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spendy. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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