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waster

[ wey-ster ]
/ ˈweɪ stər /
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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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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
/ (ˈweɪstə) /

noun

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