wastrel

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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).]

wastrel

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

wast•rel

(ˈweɪ strəl)

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

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wastrel - someone who dissipates resources self-indulgently
prodigal, squanderer, profligate - a recklessly extravagant consumer

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

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.
Translations

wastrel

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

wastrel

[ˈweɪstrəl] n (literary)panier m percé

wastrel

n (liter)Prasser m (liter)

wastrel

[ˈweɪstrl] n (layabout) → perdigiorno m/f; (spendthrift) → spendaccione/a, sprecone/a
References in classic literature ?
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.
To fill my cousin's younger brother's house with wastrels -' the husband began, as he shouldered his heavy bamboo staff.
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.
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 lazy young wastrels of 10,000BC: Two Tribes embarrassing an entire generation.
As for the morons who spat at him, abused him and who said they didn't think what he was doing was 'British',' I can only assume they were the same idle scroungers, living on bene'ts and happy to be paid by the state by sitting on their backsides, and were actually shamed by this young man trying his best and showing them up for the useless wastrels they are.
Please show the unemployed some manners - we ain't all wastrels.
The wastrels already have an eager buyer lined up - connoisseur Thaddeus (Roger Allam) - who will pay handsomely for the intoxicating nectar, which he will then sell on to his wealthy clients.
The wastrels already have an eager buyer lined up who will pay handsomely for the intoxicating nectar, which he will then sell on to his wealthy clients.