September 06, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
splurge /ˈsplɚʤ/ verb
splurge
/ˈsplɚʤ/
verb

splurges; splurged; splurging

Shoppers who just splurged on clothes at the mall
Shoppers who just splurged on clothes at the mall
Learner's definition of SPLURGE

[no object] informal

: to spend more money than usual on something for yourself

  • You should let yourself splurge once in a while.

— often + on

  • We decided to splurge on a bottle of good wine for dinner.

splurge noun, plural splurges informal [count]

— usually singular

  • She went on a shopping splurge. [=spree]

  • This year's big splurge [=expensive purchase] was a new car.

Get Learner's Word of the Day daily email!
More Learner's Words of the Day
Subscribe