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).

Origin of waster

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

wastrel, prodigal, profligate

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British Dictionary definitions for waster



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