Spendthrift vs Husband - What's the difference?

spendthrift | husband |

As nouns the difference between spendthrift and husband

is that spendthrift is someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully while husband is (lb) the master of a house; the head of a family; a householder.

As an adjective spendthrift

is wasteful, improvident or profligate.

As a verb husband is

to manage or administer carefully and frugally; use to the best advantage; economise.




(en noun)
  • Someone who spends money improvidently or wastefully.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * spendthrift trust


    (en adjective)
  • Wasteful, improvident or profligate.
  • Lavish or extravagant.
  • husband



    (en noun)
  • (lb) The master of a house; the head of a family; a householder.
  • (lb) A tiller of the ground; a husbandman.
  • *, IV.3:
  • *:a withered tree, through husbands toyle, / Is often seene full freshly to have florisht
  • *(rfdate) (George Hakewill) (1578-1649)
  • *:the painful husband , ploughing up his ground
  • *(rfdate) (John Evelyn) (1620-1706)
  • *:He is the neatest husband for curious ordering his domestick and field accommodations.
  • (lb) A prudent or frugal manager.
  • *(rfdate) (Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • *:God knows how little time is left me, and may I be a good husband , to improve the short remnant left me.
  • A man in a marriage or marital relationship, especially in relation to his spouse.
  • :
  • *(rfdate) (William Blackstone) (1723-1780)
  • *:The husband and wife are one person in law.
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had beenthe arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire. In fact, that arm-chair had been an extravagance of Mrs. Bunting. She had wanted her husband to be comfortable after the day's work was done, and she had paid thirty-seven shillings for the chair.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers)
  • , chapter=6, title= A Cuckoo in the Nest , passage=But Sophia's mother was not the woman to brook defiance. After a few moments' vain remonstrance her husband complied. His manner and appearance were suggestive of a satiated sea-lion.}}
  • The male of a pair of animals.
  • :(Dryden)
  • (lb) A manager of property; one who has the care of another's belongings, owndom, or interests; a steward; an economist.
  • A large cushion with arms meant to support a person in the sitting position.
  • :
  • A polled tree; a pollard.
  • Synonyms

    * See also


    * wife


    * partner (may or may not be married ) * spouse (may also apply to wife )

    Derived terms

    * ex-husband * house husband * hubby * husbandage * husbandly * husbandman * husbandry * husbandless * ship's husband


    (en verb)
  • To manage or administer carefully and frugally; use to the best advantage; economise.
  • For my means, I'll husband them so well, / They shall go far. — Shakespeare.
  • To conserve.
  • * 1719, (Daniel Defoe), (Robinson Crusoe)
  • ...I found pens, ink, and paper, and I husbanded them to the utmost; and I shall show that while my ink lasted, I kept things very exact, but after that was gone I could not, for I could not make any ink by any means that I could devise.
  • (obsolete) To till; cultivate; farm; nurture.
  • * (rfdate) (Evelyn)
  • Land so trim and rarely husbanded .
  • To provide with a husband.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To engage or act as a husband to; assume the care of or responsibility for; accept as one's own.
  • Derived terms

    * husbandable * husbandry