wastrel definition by Webster's New World
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- a person who wastes; esp., a spendthrift
Origin: diminutive of waster
wastrel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- One who wastes, especially one who wastes money; a profligate.
- An idler or a loafer.
Origin: wast(e) + -rel (as in scoundrel).