wastebasket

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noun waste·bas·ket \ˈwās(t)-ˌbas-kət\

Definition of wastebasket

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

Examples of wastebasket in a sentence

  1. She tossed the wrapper into the wastebasket.

1850

First Known Use of wastebasket

1850


WASTEBASKET Defined for English Language Learners

wastebasket

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noun waste·bas·ket \ˈwās(t)-ˌbas-kət\

Definition of wastebasket for English Language Learners

  • : a small container for trash


WASTEBASKET Defined for Kids

wastebasket

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noun waste·bas·ket \ˈwāst-ˌba-skət\

Definition of wastebasket for Students

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


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