Frugal meaning

fro͝ogəl
The definition of frugal is not spending a lot of money and not being wasteful.

An example of frugal is someone who uses coupons to buy groceries.

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Simple or costing little; meager or inexpensive.

A frugal lunch.

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Practicing or marked by economy, as in the expenditure of money or the use of material resources.
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Avoiding unnecessary expenditure either of money or of anything else which is to be used or consumed; avoiding waste.
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Not wasteful; not spending freely or unnecessarily; thrifty; economical.
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Not costly or luxurious; inexpensive or meager.

A frugal meal.

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Origin of frugal

  • Latin frūgālis virtuous, thrifty from frūx frūg- fruit, virtue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French, from Latin frugalis "virtuous, thrifty"

    From Wiktionary