waster

[wey-ster]

noun

a person or thing that wastes time, money, etc.
a piece of ceramic ware warped, cracked, or melted during firing.
a spendthrift or wastrel.
a destroyer: The Vandals were wasters of cities.
Chiefly British. wastrel(def 2).

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Nearby words

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

Origin of waster

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French wastere, wastour (see -or2); later understood as waste + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for waster

waster

noun

a person or thing that wastes
a ne'er-do-well; wastrel
an article spoiled in manufacture
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