W w


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wey-ster]
    • /ˈweɪ stər/
    • /ˈweɪ.stər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wey-ster]
    • /ˈweɪ stər/

Definitions of waster word

  • noun waster a person or thing that wastes time, money, etc. 1
  • noun waster a piece of ceramic ware warped, cracked, or melted during firing. 1
  • noun waster a spendthrift or wastrel. 1
  • noun waster a destroyer: The Vandals were wasters of cities. 1
  • noun waster Chiefly British. wastrel (def 2). 1
  • noun waster A wasteful person or thing. 1

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Origin of waster

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
1300-50; Middle English < Anglo-French wastere, wastour (see -or2); later understood as waste + -er1

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Parts of speech for Waster


waster popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 74% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for waster

noun waster

  • spendthrift — a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; prodigal.
  • prodigal — wastefully or recklessly extravagant: prodigal expenditure.
  • profligate — utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  • wastrel — a wasteful person; spendthrift.

Antonyms for waster

noun waster

  • moneygrubber — a person who is aggressively engaged in or preoccupied with making or saving money.
  • penny-pincher — a miserly, niggardly, or stingy person.
  • hoarder — a supply or accumulation that is hidden or carefully guarded for preservation, future use, etc.: a vast hoard of silver.
  • pinchpenny — a miser or niggard.
  • miser — a comedy (1668) by Molière.

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