un·​thrifty ˌən-ˈthrif-tē How to pronounce unthrifty (audio)
unthriftier; unthriftiest
: not thrifty: such as
: not growing vigorously : not strong or healthy
… many an unthrifty malnourished animal was sent out to plow …Maxine Kumin
: tending to spend money wastefully
unthrifty teenagers

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unthrifty was in the 14th century

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“Unthrifty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unthrifty. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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