wastepaper

[ weyst-pey-per ]
/ ˈweɪstˌpeɪ pər /
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noun

paper thrown away as useless.

Nearby words

  1. wasted,
  2. wasteful,
  3. wastefully,
  4. wasteland,
  5. wastelot,
  6. wastepaper basket,
  7. waster,
  8. wastewater,
  9. wasteweir,
  10. wasting

Origin of wastepaper

First recorded in 1575–85; waste + paper

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British Dictionary definitions for wastepaper

wastepaper

/ (ˈweɪstˌpeɪpə) /

noun

paper discarded after use
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