Etymology
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spending (n.)

late Old English, verbal noun from spend (v.). Spending-money is from 1590s.

updated on November 06, 2013

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Definitions of spending from WordNet

spending (n.)
the act of spending or disbursing money;
Synonyms: disbursement / disbursal / outlay
spending (n.)
money paid out; an amount spent;
Synonyms: outgo / expenditure / outlay
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