One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Costing a great deal; expensive.
- ‘As the current administration in office is learning, war is a spendy business - feeding and equipping troops, buying armaments and ammunition, transporting materials to and fro - it all costs lots of money.’
- ‘Despite spendy cover charges and velvet-roped entrances, he theorizes, the upscale, Miami-style bars that have opened in the district recently have exacerbated matters.’
- ‘Although there is nothing any of us can do about snow - goofy dances and spendy snow guns aside - there is quite a bit that can he done about fostering new and improved programs.’
- ‘I am interested in them, but they seem kind of spendy.’
- ‘We ate at a spendy restaurant, then drove around by the beach.’
- ‘They're spendy, but everything there is fantastically comfortable, and lasts basically forever.’
- ‘In the cheap bar of the spendy restaurant, I was told that the Army Corps of Engineers had built a breakwater so ineffectual that any boat taking overnight shelter behind it was likely to be smashed to matchwood on the rocks.’
- ‘Why go out to an expensive restaurant now when we'll probably eat out at pizza places more often then the spendy ones?’
- ‘Supplemented by the money I earned at the salon, of course, because school is a very spendy place, and I was not rich.’
- ‘I would heartily recommend it as at least a rental if you haven't seen it, because its $29.99 retail price makes it a little spendy for a blind purchase.’
- ‘If you can't afford it (and it's spendy, no doubt) please consider ordering it for your library.’
- ‘Drinks are very spendy but as long as you are a cute girl you are probably not going to have to worry about your tab.’
- ‘I was eyeing this trunk as I drove by it on my way to the dump this weekend but thought it might be spendy.’
- 1.1 Spending a great deal of money; extravagant.‘that's not a real spendy crowd—they eat fast food’
- ‘All it took was a year without the Stanley Cup being presented, and the owners got what they wanted, a formal limit imposed on their spendy ways.’
- ‘I can just imagine the flip chart presentations now at the spendy branding agency office.’
- ‘I have just spent the last half an hour assessing my finances and, whether I am feeling spendy or otherwise, I am on bread and water rations from this point on.’
- ‘It's all a testament to the spendy tastes and fiercely pro-urban character of the people who live in this part of town.’
- ‘He's spendy; he buys luxury Japanese cars new, financing them such that he soon owes more on the car than it is worth.’
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