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wastebasket

[weyst-bas-kit, -bah-skit] /ˈweɪstˌbæs kɪt, -ˌbɑ skɪt/
noun
1.
a standing basket for wastepaper, small items of trash, etc.
Also called wastepaper basket.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; waste + basket
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British Dictionary definitions for wastepaper basket

wastepaper basket

noun
1.
(mainly Brit) another word for wastebasket

wastebasket

/ˈweɪstˌbɑːskɪt/
noun
1.
an open receptacle for paper and other dry litter Also called (esp in Britain) wastepaper basket
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