splurgily, adv.splurgy, adj.
/splerrj/, v., splurged, splurging, n.
1. to indulge oneself in some luxury or pleasure, esp. a costly one: They splurged on a trip to Europe.
2. to show off.
3. to spend (money) lavishly or ostentatiously: He splurged thousands on the party.
4. an ostentatious display, esp. an extravagantly expensive one.
[1820-30, Amer.; perh. b. SPLASH and SURGE]
Syn. 4. indulgence, spree.

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