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Meaning of WASTREL

Pronunciation:  'weystrul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
 

WASTREL is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: waster
 
 See Also: prodigal, profligate, squanderer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wast"rel\, n.
1. Any waste thing or substance; as:
   (a) Waste land or common land. [Obs.] --Carew.
   (b) A profligate. [Prov. Eng.]
   (c) A neglected child; a street Arab. [Eng.]

2. Anything cast away as bad or useless, as imperfect bricks,
   china, etc. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.]

 

 

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