An example of squander is taking a bite out of every piece in a shared box of chocolates until finding one you like.
Squandered an opportunity to go to college.
Origin of squander
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Compare Danish skvÃ¦tte (rare)/skvatte (“to splash") (nominalised: skvÃ¦t), Icelandic skvetta (“to squirt"), Norwegian bokmÃ¥l skvette.