waste basket


[weyst-bas-kit, -bah-skit]
a standing basket for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc.
Also called wastepaper basket.

1855–60; waste + basket

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wastebasket (ˈweɪstˌbɑːskɪt)
Also called (esp in Britain): wastepaper basket an open receptacle for paper and other dry litter

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