prodigal (n.) Old form(s): Prodigall, Prodigalls
waster, squanderer, spendthrift
1H4 IV.ii.33[Falstaff alone, of his soldiers] a hundred and fifty tattered prodigals lately come from swine-keeping
Luc.79[of Collatine and Lucrece] The niggard prodigal that praised her so
MV II.vi.14[Gratiano to Salerio] How like a younger or a prodigal / The scarfed bark puts from her native bay
MV III.i.41[Shylock to Salerio and Solanio, of Antonio] A bankrupt, a prodigal
TC V.i.29[Thersites to Patroclus] thou tassel of a prodigal's purse
Tim IV.iii.279[Apemantus to Timon] I was no prodigal
TN I.iii.22[Maria to Sir Toby, of Sir Andrew] He's a very fool and a prodigal
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