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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

From Old Norse þrift (thriving condition, prosperity).[1]

Pronunciation

Noun

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Singular
thrift

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural thrifts

thrift (countable and uncountable; plural thrifts)

  1. (uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
    His thrift can be seen in how little the trash man takes from his house.
  2. (countable, US) A savings bank.
    Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts.
  3. (countable) Any of various plants of the genus Armeria, particularly Armeria maritima.

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  • Notes:
  1. ^ thrift in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913







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