Thrifty

Thrift"y

(thrft"), a. [Compar. Thriftier (?); superl. Thriftiest.] 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.
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Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.
Chaucer.
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I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty.
Swift.
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2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
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3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
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4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.]
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I have five hundred crowns,
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.
Shak.
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5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.]
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I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.
Chaucer.
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Syn. -- Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.
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