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Meaning of wastrel

wast•rel

Pronunciation: (wā'strul), [key]
— n.
  1. a wasteful person; spendthrift.
    1. refuse; waste.
    2. a waif; abandoned child.
    3. an idler or good-for-nothing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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