wastethrift (plural wastethrifts)
- (obsolete) A spendthrift.
- 1608, Thomas Middleton, A Trick to Catch the Old One, act 2, scene 1; republished in The Works of Thomas Middleton, volume 2, London: Edward Lumley, 1840, page 20:
- My adversary evermore twits me with my nephew, forsooth, my nephew: why may not a virtuous uncle have a dissolute nephew? What though he be a brotheller, a wastethrift, a common surfeiter, and, to conclude, a beggar, must sin in him call up shame in me?