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

Definition of spendy

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 And trying a spendy and a saver version of a dining experience is a fun way to explore any city’s food scene. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, 2 Aug. 2022 Customers can also pay via crypto-currency, which should appeal to the crossover of spendy consumers who're not risk-averse. Maureen O'hare, CNN, 27 July 2022 Demand for its spendy workout equipment (the Peloton Bike starts at $1,445) surged at the beginning of the pandemic, and an overzealous Peloton responded by ratcheting up production. Wired, 17 July 2022 The hungry can find food carts, including BBQ, Ethiopian, Indonesian and pizza, the thirsty can find beer, and the spendy-but-classy can find leather goods, vintage clothes and artwork. oregonlive, 15 July 2022 Your pricey device may also keep you locked in the network, unable to switch wireless carriers until the phone is paid off. Forget the spendy option and instead get a seriously great, truly affordable smartphone. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, 1 July 2022 Retailers and brands such as Target, Best Buy, Samsung, and many others are offering major markdowns and promos to shoppers who are already in a spendy mood. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 June 2022 Two-ish years of staying home means that some people have saved up money and can now splurge on a fancier hotel, a first-class airplane ticket or a spendy once-in-a-lifetime experience. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 16 May 2022 Less spendy digital nomads can choose Selina, a co-living and coworking subscription service that combines the cost of accommodation, office space and dependable Wi-Fi into one monthly bill. CBS News, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of spendy

1984, in the meaning defined above

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7 Aug 2022

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“Spendy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spendy. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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