waster

noun wast·er \ ˈwā-stər \

Definition of waster

1 a (1) :one that spends or consumes extravagantly and without thought for the future
(2) :a dissolute person
b :one that uses wastefully or causes or permits waste
  • a procedure that is a waster of time
c :one that lays waste :destroyer
2 :an imperfect or inferior manufactured article or object

Examples of waster in a Sentence

  1. He has been called a waster of taxpayers' money.

  2. He thinks every meeting is a big time waster.

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First Known Use of waster

14th century


WASTER Defined for English Language Learners

waster

noun

Definition of waster for English Language Learners

  • : someone or something that uses too much of something or that uses something in a way that is not necessary or effective

  • : a person who never succeeds : a person who is not successful, attractive, etc.



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