Thrift"y (?), a. [Compar. Thriftier (?); superl. Thriftiest.] 1. Given to, or evincing, thrift; characterized by economy and good menegement of property; sparing; frugal.

Her chaffer was so thrifty and so new.

I am glad he hath so much youth and vigor left, of which he hath not been thrifty.

2. Thriving by industry and frugality; prosperous in the acquisition of worldly goods; increasing in wealth; as, a thrifty farmer or mechanic.

3. Growing rapidly or vigorously; thriving; as, a thrifty plant or colt.

4. Secured by thrift; well husbanded. [R.]

I have five hundred crowns,
The thrifty hire I saved under your father.

5. Well appearing; looking or being in good condition; becoming. [Obs.]

I sit at home, I have no thrifty cloth.

Syn. -- Frugal; sparing; economical; saving; careful.