spendier; spendiest
chiefly Northwestern US : expensive

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 For less spendy options, Smith suggests Grower Champagnes. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Aug. 2023 Rein yourself in and look for less spendy activities to do with your pals. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 16 Apr. 2023 With three side dishes included (lately ratatouille, roasted cauliflower, and fingerling potatoes with mushrooms), the bistecca at $135 more than favorably compares with the a la carte menu at spendy downtown steakhouses. jsonline.com, 18 Oct. 2022 It’s been just over two years since Spotify cannonballed into podcasting, marking its spendy February 2019 acquisitions of Gimlet Media and Anchor as a splashy first step in the company’s expansionary transition from a music streaming platform towards something that’s significantly more than that. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 23 Feb. 2021 Looking for a less spendy solution? Collin Morgan, Car and Driver, 11 Oct. 2022 If someone else is feeling spendy and wants to treat, my first choice for in-park eats is the upscale Ahwahnee Dining Room, although taking a meal here does mean leveling up your attire, since there’s a dress code (no shorts, T-shirts, or flip-flops). Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, 22 Feb. 2021 It’s been a big year for home cooking, and a lot of people will appreciate a spendy upgrade on the all-purpose frying pan. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, 16 Nov. 2020 All of which, by the way, are shows featuring talent who first bubbled up elsewhere and came in by way of spendy exclusive deals. Vulture, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1984, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spendy was in 1984

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“Spendy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spendy. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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