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Wastrel   Listen
noun
Wastrel  n.  
1.
Any waste thing or substance; as:
(a)
Waste land or common land. (Obs.)
(b)
A profligate. (Prov. Eng.)
(c)
A neglected child; a street Arab. (Eng.)
2.
Anything cast away as bad or useless, as imperfect bricks, china, etc. (Obs. or Prov. Eng.)






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"Wastrel" Quotes from Famous Books



... to live in peace a normal, peaceful life, far apart from the glittering trivialities of the back streets of the town. He wanted a home of his own, a refuge to turn to at the end of each long, monotonous day. You see, he was not an adventurer, a gambler, a wastrel, and he wanted a quiet home with a companion to greet him, to take care of him, to serve him in many ways. There was no girl in England whom he wanted to come out to marry him. Had there been such a ...
— Civilization - Tales of the Orient • Ellen Newbold La Motte

... Love Peacock Sometimes Thomas S. Jones, Jr The Little Ghosts Thomas S. Jones, Jr My Other Me Grace Denio Litchfield A Shadow Boat Arlo Bates A Lad That is Gone Robert Louis Stevenson Carcassonne John R. Thompson Childhood John Banister Tabb The Wastrel Reginald Wright Kauffman Troia Fuit Reginald Wright Kauffman Temple Garlands A. Mary F. Robinson Time Long Past Percy Bysshe Shelley "I Remember, I Remember" Thomas Hood My Lost Youth Henry Wadsworth Longfellow "Voice of the Western Wind" Edmund ...
— The Home Book of Verse, Vol. 1 (of 4) • Various



Words linked to "Wastrel" :   squanderer, profligate, waster, prodigal



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