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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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French wastere, wastour (see -or2); later understood as waste + -er1
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Examples from the web for waster
  • Not a bad little time-waster, this film relies more on nudity than scares, with a dollop of gore for good measure.
  • She doesn't want to waster her time teaching something they can and should look up.
  • But on a hot summer day, a family trip to the movies can be either a time-filler or a time-waster.
  • If you suspect you have a phantom water waster on your property, follow these tips to find the culprit.
  • Harvesting and pulping this waster material would greatly increase pulpwood tonnage yield per acre.
  • Water using for drinking or irrigation is contaminated when such waster seeps into the ground.
  • These forms were identified by a study of the sherds from a preliminary test hole of the site's waster pile.
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
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