Thrifty

Definition of Thrifty

Thrift´y   Pronunciation: thrĭft´ŷ
a.1.Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.
Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.
- Chaucer.
I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty.
- Swift.
2.Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
3.Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
4.Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
I have five hundred crowns,
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.
- Shak.
5.Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.
I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.
- Chaucer.

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