prodigal

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prodigal /ˈprɑːdɪgəl/ adjective
prodigal
/ˈprɑːdɪgəl/
adjective
Learner's definition of PRODIGAL
always used before a noun formal
: carelessly and foolishly spending money, time, etc.

prodigal son/daughter

: a son/daughter who leaves his or her parents to do things that they do not approve of but then feels sorry and returns home often used figuratively

— prodigal

noun, plural prodigals [count]
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