wastrel

[ wey-struh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF wastrel
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WASTREL

And yon riff-raff, his spitten picter, is no'but some wastrel merry-begot.

A wastrel, a roisterer by night, a spendthrift, and a thief!

It was only then that he realized fully the merits of the wastrel Phineas McPhail.

Drunkenness and an iron social system manufactured the criminal, the wastrel, the lunatic, and we dealt with the waste product.

After all, he is a pauper and a wastrel, and he has not the honour of bearing our Name.

He came from Stappen under Snaefell, and was known there for a wastrel.

I knew that I was not in reality the solitary survivor of the Wastrel.

It would be almost truer to say that everybody loves a wastrel.

But we are no good, neither you nor I. You're a wastrel and a stray.

This is the life of the wastrel, the fallen, the man who knows no better.

WORD ORIGIN

"spendthrift, idler," 1847, from waste (v.) + pejorative suffix -rel.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WASTREL

fainéant

nounidler
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