\ 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 This all-inclusive wilderness lodge is spendy at $575 per night. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Travel restrictions mean more deals for Alaskans from local tourism businesses," 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, "Pappy and pinto beans? Why this 'low-brow' food pairs best with this high-end bourbon," 3 Mar. 2020 First, a 785-milliliter bottle is spendy — often ranging from $27 to $32 a pop. Matt Villano, SFChronicle.com, "Beer nerds take note of Mad Fritz’s $32 brew," 18 Feb. 2020 There has to be something between spendy dinners and mukbang livestreams. Washington Post, "Better breakfasts, less takeout, more togetherness: Our 2020 food resolutions," 13 Jan. 2020 Visitors who prefer not to get spendy (in the penny-pinching spirit of the Roses) will still get to take home a memento of the experience in the form of Rosebud Motel keychains, which will be given to all pop-up guests. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Schitt's Creek' Pop-Up Coming to L.A. and New York Ahead of Final Season," 31 Oct. 2019 There are all those airline branded credit cards, there's cargo, and then of course those spendy seats at the front of the plane. NBC News, "What you really need to know about those cheap airfares," 10 Aug. 2019 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

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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 7 Aug. 2020.

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