follow Dictionary.com

Fiancé or fiancée? What's the difference?

waster

[wey-ster] /ˈweɪ stər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wastes time, money, etc.
2.
a piece of ceramic ware warped, cracked, or melted during firing.
3.
a spendthrift or wastrel.
4.
a destroyer:
The Vandals were wasters of cities.
5.
Chiefly British, wastrel (def 2).
Origin of waster
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French wastere, wastour (see -or2); later understood as waste + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for waster

waster

/ˈweɪstə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that wastes
2.
a ne'er-do-well; wastrel
3.
an article spoiled in manufacture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for waster

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for waster

9
9
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for waster