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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.
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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
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wastebasket

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