splurge (n.) 1828, "ostentatious display," perhaps a blend of splash and surge. The meaning "extravagant indulgence in spending" is first recorded 1928. The verb, in this sense, is attested from 1934.

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  • splurge — [splə:dʒ US splə:rdʒ] v [I and T] informal [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from splash + surge] to spend more money than you can usually afford = ↑splash out splurge (sth) on sth ▪ Within a couple of months I d splurged about £2,500 on clothes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Splurge — (spl[^u]rj), n. A blustering demonstration, or great effort; a great display. [Slang, U.S.] Bartlett. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splurge — Splurge, v. i. To make a great display in any way, especially in oratory. [Slang, U.S.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splurge — UK US /splɜːdʒ/ verb [I] INFORMAL ► to spend a lot on goods, especially expensive goods: »Most people don t go out and splurge and spend all their money on cars and jewellery …   Financial and business terms

  • splurge — [ splɜrdʒ ] verb intransitive 1. ) to spend a lot of money, especially on something special as a way of making yourself feel good 2. ) to eat a lot of nice food ╾ splurge noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • splurge — ☆ splurge [splʉrj ] Informal n. [echoic blend of SPL(ASH) + (S)URGE] 1. any very showy display or effort 2. a spell of extravagant spending vi. splurged, splurging 1. to make a splurge; show off …   English World dictionary

  • splurge — index pretense (ostentation), spend Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • splurge — [v] spend lavishly be extravagant, binge, celebrate, fling, give a party*, rampage, spread; concepts 327,377 Ant. hoard, save …   New thesaurus

  • splurge — informal ► NOUN 1) a sudden burst of extravagance. 2) a large or excessive amount. ► VERB ▪ spend extravagantly. ORIGIN probably imitative …   English terms dictionary

  • Splurge — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar …   Wikipedia Español

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