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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: Perhaps from splash + surge

splurge

verb
     
splurge [intransitive and transitive] informal
to spend more money than you can usually afford [= splash out]
splurge (something) on something
Within a couple of months I'd splurged about £2,500 on clothes.
splurge noun [countable]

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