from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Expensive; costly.

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  • adjective US expensive, costly (dialectal, chiefly Pacific Northwest)


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spend +‎ -y?


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  • Whether it's the GOP, or the average citizen, someone should be questioning these 'spendy' programs Obama and his fellow liberals are trying to ram through, when they don't even read them to begin with.

    Trippi: GOP trying to turn Obama into another Jimmy Carter

  • So I got a small windfall recently, and though most of it will be going to appease the tax man, I decided that I could afford to buy myself a kind of spendy present last week, because hey.

    i'm not sleepy and there is no place i'm going to.

  • That California is a "spendy" state is also a total fiction.

    Exposing the Fiction of Low Tax States

  • Our debts are down 2. 07\%, which is a little less than we expected, but given the fact that December is generally a "spendy" month, we're satisfied with our progress. The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • CODY - Collecting and restoring hundreds of antique tractors and engines is the "spendy" hobby of Doug Reachard.

  • CODY - Collecting and restoring hundreds of antique tractors and engines is the "spendy" hobby of Doug Reachard.

  • Which is the kind of spendy, marketing-centric inauthenticity that tends turn off the very hipster tastemaker the throwback styling and meta-humor about beer marketing would indicate they’re trying to court. Tastes Stale, Flat

  • My first thought was probably some spendy, high-end Beverly Hills restaurant.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grandmothers

  • We blogged yesterday about the recently uncovered "major league" (by U.S. standards) stadium design guidelines, which set all sorts of requirements that even a spendy re-renovation of PGE Park will not satisfy.

    Paulson's real whopper (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • I don't have a problem with this in the summer because they have charged for parking for years from Memorial Day to Labor Day and had contract security guards posted to accept payment which had to be spendy (but a case could be made now that the city is taking away jobs!), but to charge the rest of the year is STUPID!

    Coming soon to the Portland parks: parking meters (Jack Bog's Blog)


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  • Such a strange word, along with pricey. Why don't we add "costy" or "payey?"

    October 11, 2007