[ prod-i-guhl ]


  1. spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.


2. a person who spends money in a recklessly extravagant way.

Examples of prodigal in a sentence:

  • If you want to save money for college, you should stop your prodigal spending sprees.
  • When Carl divorced Carla, he said it was because of Carla’s prodigal habit of spending all his money on silly items.