Simple Definition of squander
: to use (something) in a foolish or wasteful way
Full Definition of squander
squandererplay \-dər-ər\ noun
Examples of squander in a sentence
He vowed not to squander this opportunity.
<squandered all her money gambling in casinos>
Origin and Etymology of squander
First Known Use: 1536
Definition of squander
: an act of squandering
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