Thrift"y (?), a. [Compar. Thriftier (?); superl. Thriftiest.]
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.
Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.
Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.
Secured by thrift; well husbanded.
I have five hundred crowns,
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.
Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming.
I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.
Syn. -- Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.
© Webster 1913.