Examples of wastrel in a Sentence
the black sheep of the family, he ended up being a wastrel and a drunkard
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The story of Fitzgerald as a wastrel and a victim of his own indiscipline is attractive but exaggerated.
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Origin and Etymology of wastrel
irregular from 2waste
First Known Use: circa 1841See Words from the same year
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Definition of wastrel for English Language Learners
: a person who wastes time, money, etc.
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