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Definition of Thrift


  1. A thriving state; good husbandry; economical management in regard to property; frugality.
  2. Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
  3. Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
  4. One of several species of flowering plants of the genera Statice and Armeria.

Thrift Quotations

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
Gertrude Jekyll

Waste is worse than loss. The time is coming when every person who lays claim to ability will keep the question of waste before him constantly. The scope of thrift is limitless.
Thomas A. Edison

Industry, thrift and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character.
Calvin Coolidge

Thrift is of great revenue.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

My mom passed on her obsession of all things antique or vintage. I love to go thrift store shopping or explore any sort of garage sale. Treasure hunting is a family passion.
Zoey Deutch
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Thrift Translations

thrift in German is Sparsamkeit
thrift in Swedish is sparsamhet
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