Definition of thrift noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//θrɪft//
    ; NAmE NAmE//θrɪft//
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  1. 1(approving) the habit of saving money and spending it carefully so that none is wasted see also spendthrift
  2. 2 a wild plant with bright pink flowers that grows by the sea/ocean
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (in the sense ‘prosperity, acquired wealth, success’): from Old Norse, from thrífa ‘grasp, get hold of’. Compare with thrive.
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