wait-listed; wait-listing; wait-lists

transitive verb

: to put on a waiting list

Examples of wait-list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web She was wait-listed, but was admitted to the nonfiction program. Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 The study also involved a control group of 19 people who were wait-listed for MCT, and receive no treatment for the first 10 weeks. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 9 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wait-list was in 1960

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“Wait-list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait-list. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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: to put on a waiting list

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