He had acquired this from his mother's teachings and his father's spendthrift ways.
The three distinguished characters were a spendthrift, a bailiff, and a dun.
In his youth he was a spendthrift and paid no heed to his property.
As you say, he seemed to be a ruler, but was only a spendthrift.
Even then, his style should not be the spendthrift waste they say he is fond of.
A man, he judged, of spendthrift generosity, a prodigal of himself.
"He is a spendthrift; he cannot be trusted," said his sister, who loves him dearly.
I can see in him but youth wasted, and the prodigal of that is spendthrift indeed.
You talk as if a miser on Monday were always a spendthrift on Tuesday.
"He talks as if he knew a thing or two," muttered the spendthrift to himself.