wastebasket (plural wastebaskets)

  1. A usually small indoor receptacle for items that are to be discarded; a rubbish bin.
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wastebasket (wastebaskets, present participle wastebasketing; past and past participle wastebasketed)

  1. (transitive) To discard in a wastebasket.
    • ante 1924 (posthumous, died 1910): Mark Twain, Autobiography
      I was aweary, aweary, and I put it in the waste basket. Ten days later the bill came again, and with it a shadowy threat. I waste-basketed it.

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