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thrifty (adj.)

late 14c., "respectable," from thrift + -y (2). Meaning "frugal" is from 1520s. Related: Thriftily; thriftiness.

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Definitions of thrifty from WordNet

thrifty (adj.)
careful and diligent in the use of resources;
thrifty (adj.)
mindful of the future in spending money;
Synonyms: careful
From wordnet.princeton.edu