MEANING: noun: One who is wasteful and reckless with money or resources.

ETYMOLOGY: From ding (to damage), from Old English dingan (to ding) + thrift (prosperity), from Old Norse thrifast (to thrive). Earliest documented use: 1566. A synonym is spendthrift.

DOING TH'RIFT - following the latest dance craze

DINGTH RAFT - the fourth measurement on a raft or dinghy, after the length, the width, and the depth

BING THRIFT - buying only windfall cherries