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wastebasket

noun waste·bas·ket \ˈwās(t)-ˌbas-kət\

: a small container for trash

Full Definition of WASTEBASKET

:  a receptacle for refuse and especially for wastepaper —called also wastepaper basket

Examples of WASTEBASKET

  1. She tossed the wrapper into the wastebasket.

First Known Use of WASTEBASKET

1850

Rhymes with WASTEBASKET

WASTEBASKET Defined for Kids

wastebasket

noun waste·bas·ket \ˈwāst-ˌba-skət\

Definition of WASTEBASKET for Kids

:  an open container for odds and ends to be thrown away

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