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wast·rel

 (wā′strəl)
n.
1. One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate.
2. An idler or a loafer.

[wast(e) + -rel (as in scoundrel).]
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wastrel

(ˈweɪstrəl)
n
1. a wasteful person; spendthrift; prodigal
2. an idler or vagabond
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wast•rel

(ˈweɪ strəl)

n.
1. a wasteful person; spendthrift.
2. an idler; good-for-nothing.
[1580–90; waste + -rel]
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wastrel

- Pronounced WAYS-trul, it is either a wasteful or worthless person, derived from the verb "waste," from Latin vastus, "desert, waste."
See also related terms for waste.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastrel - someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
prodigal, squanderer, profligate - a recklessly extravagant consumer
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wastrel

noun (Literary)
1. layabout, loser, shirker, good-for-nothing, piker (Austral. & N.Z. slang), drone, loafer, waster, skiver (Brit. slang), idler, ne'er-do-well, malingerer, saddo (Brit. slang), bludger (Austral. & N.Z. informal) Her husband is a workshy, good-for-nothing wastrel.
2. spendthrift, squanderer, prodigal, profligate a wastrel who squandered his entire fortune
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wastrel

noun
1. A person who spends money or resources wastefully:
2. A self-indulgent person who spends time avoiding work or other useful activity:
Slang: slouch.
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Translations

wastrel

(o.f.) [ˈweɪstrəl] Ngandul mf, derrochador(a) m/f
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wastrel

[ˈweɪstrəl] n (literary)panier m percé
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wastrel

n (liter)Prasser m (liter)
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wastrel

[ˈweɪstrl] n (layabout) → perdigiorno m/f; (spendthrift) → spendaccione/a, sprecone/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
Letterblair was a widower, and they dined alone, copiously and slowly, in a dark shabby room hung with yellowing prints of "The Death of Chatham" and "The Coronation of Napoleon." On the sideboard, between fluted Sheraton knife-cases, stood a decanter of Haut Brion, and another of the old Lanning port (the gift of a client), which the wastrel Tom Lanning had sold off a year or two before his mysterious and discreditable death in San Francisco--an incident less publicly humiliating to the family than the sale of the cellar.
The hard-working man would come to the top, the wastrel sink to the bottom."
To err is common To all men, but the man who having erred Hugs not his errors, but repents and seeks The cure, is not a wastrel nor unwise.
As the time of his marriage approached, he felt that he had indeed sowed wild oats, and he felt, moreover, what a good thing it would be if he could have but one wild fling more, play the good fellow and the wastrel one last time, ere he settled down to grey lecture- rooms and sober matrimony.
The men are the wastrels, the adventure-lovers and gamblers, and in the end it is by their women that they are saved.
You think it strange that I should say so, for you saw me decked with lace and diamonds, in the company of drunkards and wastrels. Take no notice of that; I know that I have almost ceased to exist.
'To fill my cousin's younger brother's house with wastrels -' the husband began, as he shouldered his heavy bamboo staff.
CONTRAST the woeful wastrel of a rich-kid student assaulting a young woman with the outstanding achievement of Micheal Olorode.
Owing in part to the numerous gambling debts incurred by his wastrel stepson John Payne Todd, Madison died owing money and did not free any of Montpelier's enslaved people.
A haphazard array of evidence implicates Natalie's wastrel brother Chip (Martin Sensmeier) and her boyfriend Matt (Jon Bernthal).
What begins as a squabbling friendship between the wastrel Courtland O'Rourke and the defiant, mischief-making Lacey de la Roche matures into a deeply passionate, tempestuous love, fraught with secrets of lethal consequences and sins of omission.
Between courting socialite Gwendolyn and dodging her mother Lady Bracknell, Jack keeps one eye on his wastrel of a best friend, Algernon, who has also taken the name of Ernest to charm Jack's ward Cecily.