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Definition of "splurge" [splurge]

  • To indulge in an extravagant expense or luxury. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be showy or ostentatious. (verb-intransitive)
  • To spend extravagantly or wastefully. (verb-transitive)
  • An extravagant display. (noun)
  • An expensive indulgence; a spree. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "splurge" in a sentence
  • ""The connotation of the term splurge is unpleasant."
  • "Sometimes the splurge is worth it and in this case, the splurge knocks out the cheaper specials by a long shot."
  • "It's a common and simple principle, but it bears repeating for others: "Wait one week and see if the burning urge to splurge is there," wrote Al Viviano."