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wastebasket

[weyst-bas-kit, -bah-skit]
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noun
  1. a standing basket for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc.

Origin of wastebasket

First recorded in 1855–60; waste + basket
Also called wastepaper basket.
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British Dictionary definitions for wastepaper basket

wastepaper basket

wastepaper bin

noun
  1. mainly British another word for wastebasket

wastebasket

noun
  1. an open receptacle for paper and other dry litterAlso called (esp in Britain): wastepaper basket
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