Thrift Definition

thrĭft
thrifts
noun
thrifts
The condition of thriving; prosperity.
Webster's New World
Careful management of one's money or resources; economy; frugality.
Webster's New World
Physical thriving; vigorous growth.
Webster's New World
Any of a genus (Armeria, family Plumbaginaceae) of dwarf, evergreen, perennial dicotyledonous plants (order Plumbaginales) with narrow leaves and small white, pink, red, or purplish flowers.
Webster's New World
A mutual savings bank, savings and loan association, or credit union.
Webster's New World
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verb
To shop in thrift stores, especially for clothing.
American Heritage

Other Word Forms of Thrift

Noun

Singular:
thrift
Plural:
thrifts

Origin of Thrift

  • Middle English prosperity perhaps from Old Norse from thrīfask to thrive thrive

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

  • From Old Norse þrift (“thriving condition, prosperity").

    From Wiktionary

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