waster
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈweɪstə/
Noun

waster (plural wasters)

  1. Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
  2. (dialectal) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
  3. A destroyer.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Proverbs 18:9 ↗:
      He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
  4. An item that is spoiled during its manufacture.
Synonyms
  • (one who spends extravagantly) seeSynonyms en
  • (imperfection in the wick) thief
Translations Noun

waster (plural wasters)

  1. (obsolete, chiefly, fencing) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
    • 1624, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy: […], 2nd edition, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC 54573970 ↗, partition II, section 3, member 6:
      Or, as they that play at wasters exercise themselves by a few cudgels how to avoid an enemy's blows, let us arm ourselves against all such violent incursions which may invade our minds.
  2. (obsolete, Scotland) A leister; a spear for catching fish.



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