[ weyst-bas-kit, -bah-skit ]
/ ˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt /
a standing basket for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc.
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- waste not, want not,
- waste one's breath,
- waste pipe,
- waste product,
- waste well,
Origin of wastebasket
Also called wastepaper basket.
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mainly British another word for wastebasket
/ (ˈweɪstˌbɑːskɪt) /
an open receptacle for paper and other dry litterAlso called (esp in Britain): wastepaper basket
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