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What then have you done with the sums given you from infancy to squander?

Then he'll get a kind of maggot in the brain, and squander every sixpence he can lay hands on.

There's no fun in spendin' money, seems to me, unless you squander it reckless.

But now he was three years weaker, and he had no more money to squander.

I also squander it on follies, but on follies of purely home growth.

She is a splendid woman, and doesn't she just squander the shiners?

And though you did squander a big sum of money, it is evident that you did not lose your head.

The insipid fellow will squander his money away, and will be ruined.

Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.

My anxiety is that I shall not squander my possession, now I have it.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s (implied in squandering), "to spend recklessly or prodigiously," of unknown origin; Shakespeare used it 1593 in "Merchant of Venice" with a sense of "to be scattered over a wide area." Squander-bug, a British symbol of reckless extravagance and waste during war-time shortages, represented as a devilish insect, was introduced January 1943 by the National Savings Committee. In U.S., Louis Ludlow coined squanderlust (1935) for the tendency of government bureaucracies to spend much money.

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