AskDefine | Define thrifty

Dictionary Definition

thrifty adj
1 careful and diligent in the use of resources [ant: wasteful]
2 mindful of the future in spending money; "careful with money" [syn: careful] [also: thriftiest, thriftier]

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  1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good management of property; sparing; frugal.
  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.
  5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.

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Extensive Definition

Thrifty is the name of several companies
It is also a name given to a type of phenotype

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