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Word of the Day: Thrift

Aug 7, 2019 | The Dictionary Project: Word of the Day | 0 comments

thrift / Thrift
1.      the management of money; frugality
Thrift is independence.
Chinese Proverb
2.      a credit union or savings bank, also called a ‘ institution
Thrifts are generally smaller, local institutions and don’t have the reach or resources of a large national bank.
Rosemary Peavler, ?- ,
3.      any plant belonging to genus Armeria, which contains low-growing perennial herbs
There are many tufts of Thrift growing among the rocks; and each tuft has a number of pink flowers.
from ‘On the Seashore’ by R. Cadwallader Smith, ?-
4.      vigorous plant growth
There were cattle-sheds and signs of thrift in its garden plot.
from ‘The Land We Live In’ by Henry Mann, ?-

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