• WordNet 3.6
    • adj thrifty mindful of the future in spending money "careful with money"
    • adj thrifty careful and diligent in the use of resources
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Carpet slippers were created by thrifty housewives who found other uses for old, worn-out pieces of carpet.
    • Thrifty Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal. "Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.""I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty ."
    • Thrifty Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
    • Thrifty Secured by thrift; well husbanded. "I have five hundred crowns,
      The thrifty hire I saved under your father."
    • Thrifty Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
    • Thrifty Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. "I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • thrifty Characterized by thrift; frugal; sparing; careful; economical; saving; using economy and good management.
    • thrifty Thriving; flourishing; successful; prosperous; fortunate.
    • thrifty Well-husbanded.
    • thrifty Showing marks of thrift; expensive; rich.
    • thrifty Useful; profitable.
    • thrifty Synonyms See economy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Thrifty showing thrift or economy: thriving by frugality
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  • George Herbert
    “Be thrifty, but not covetous.”
  • German Proverb
    German Proverb
    “Prudent men woo thrifty women.”
  • Publilius Syrus
    “The timid man calls himself cautious, the sordid man thrifty.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

At any other time she would have followed up that thrifty market at Bean's Station.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII. No. 31. October, 1873." by Various
She, as well as her subjects, made use of these thrifty garments at all times except on occasions of state.
"Nedra" by George Barr McCutcheon
My thrifty father had not seen fit to furnish me any money to throw away in the follies of the town.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
They are totally distinct from the busy, thrifty people about them.
"Bracebridge Hall" by Washington Irving
After a considerable walk through a thrifty plantation, we were in front of a European house which gave signs of comfort and taste.
"White Shadows in the South Seas" by Frederick O'Brien
My people were thrifty and industrious.
"The Inner Shrine" by Basil King
They are enterprising, industrious, thrifty, and hard workers.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
I don't mean very rich people, but the well-to-do, thrifty class, who earn their way by labour.
"Notable Women Of Modern China" by Margaret E. Burton
The people before this agitation began were generally quiet, thrifty, and industrious.
"Ireland Under Coercion (2nd ed.) (2 of 2) (1888)" by William Henry Hurlbert
He was a thrifty and diligent man.
"The Foundations of Japan" by J.W. Robertson Scott

In poetry:

But they tell us of a guerdon,
Won by Labour's thrifty toil,
And how he who folds the furrow,
Should be owner of the soil.
"A Song For May" by Ernest Jones
The Villain was a banker’s limb,
His spats and cane were nifty;
The Maiden needs must marry him—
Her father was not thrifty.
"Western" by Ellis Parker Butler
Jean, wha vogie, loo'd to busk aye
In her hame-spun, thrifty wark;
Now sells a' her braws for whisky
To her last gown, coat, and sark!
"Scotland's Scaith, Or, The History O' Will And Jean. Owre True A Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
There was an Old Woman of Norwich,
Who liv'd on nothing but porridge,
Parading the town,
She turned cloak into gown,
That thrifty Old Woman of Norwich.
"Limericks: The History of Sixteen Wonderful Old Women" by Anonymous British
Oh, Grimsby is a pleasant town as any man may find,
An' Grimsby wives are thrifty wives, an' Grimsby girls are kind;
An' Grimsby lads have never yet been lads to lag behind
When there's men's work doin' on the North Sea ground.
"The North Sea Ground" by Cicely Fox Smith
I sigh for the pleasures of long ago
In youth's sweet halcyon time;
When better beloved than the thoroughfare
By multitudes trod were the woodlands, where
Was never a path that I did not know,
Nor thrifty sapling I dared not climb.
"The Woods" by Hattie Howard

In news:

Hertz concludes acquisition of Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty.
Hertz 's Long Pursuit of Dollar Thrifty Wins FTC Approval.
Hertz 's long pursuit of Dollar Thrifty wins FTC approval.
Hertz confirmed Monday that it is buying rival Dollar Thrifty for $2.3 billion -- a move that further consolidates the auto rental industry but isn't expected to increase rates for consumers.
Ken and Heike Dodge, the owner of Falls Optical in Little Falls, opened their second storefront, Pierz Eye-care, in the rear of the Thrifty White Pharmacy building on Main Street.
Hope Outreach thrifty with its ministry.
"The Conference of Bargains" doesn't have the same ring as "the Conference of Champions," but in the Pacific-10 Conference the thrifty nickname is equally accurate.
Upscale Resale for Thrifty Chicks & Guys Too.
Hertz concludes acquisition of Tulsa-based Dollar Thrifty.
OXFORD LIVING — If you're looking for a thrifty way to get fit in the new year, consider running : All you need is a pair of shoes.
Thrifty Catholics experience joys of simple life.
Thrifty strategies include incorporating items already in your closet.
All Rescue Mission Thrifty Shopper stores except downtown.
Turbo Sonata more fun, still thrifty.
Thrifty Peanut News Release Thrifty Peanut.

In science:

In order to show AP we usually verify that C µ has thrifty amalgamation: If A ≤ B ∈ C µ is minimal and A ≤ M ∈ C µ , then either the free amalgam of A and M over B is still in C µ , or B embeds closedly into M over A.
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
Suppose Cµ is non-empty and has thrifty amalgamation.
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups
M ∈ Cµ is no longer in Cµ , and to prove thrifty amalgamation for Cµ .
Fields and Fusions: Hrushovski constructions and their definable groups