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Definition of "thrifty" []

  • Practicing or marked by the practice of thrift; wisely economical. See Synonyms at sparing. (adjective)
  • Industrious and thriving; prosperous. (adjective)
  • Growing vigorously; thriving, as a plant. (adjective)

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 "thrifty" in a sentence
  • "(When Khadra was alive, this was our song.) that the Yarn Harlot (a lucky Canadian) speaks out about United States bullsh*t lessons in thrifty chic reminders to spend more time in Brooklyn good service from the USPS (going AND coming) compliments on my workspace"
  • "A discontented, lazy rabble who call the thrifty accommodations he rents them "broken down old shacks" in a "Potter's field" a typical anarchist-hippie move, disrespecting the man's good name."
  • "We could not have been called a thrifty nation before the war -- we are much more thrifty now, in many ways, though there are still things we could learn."