An example of prodigal is a son who comes home to make peace with his father after a ten year fight.
Prodigal expenditures on unneeded weaponry; a prodigal nephew who squandered his inheritance.
Prodigal with one's praise.
An example of prodigal is buying very expensive cars and homes.
He found himself guilty of prodigal spending during the holidays.
He is not a prodigal son.
Origin of prodigal
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition