Waster

Definition of Waster

Wast´er
n.1.
1.One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal.
He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
- Prov. xviii. 9.
Sconces are great wasters of candles.
- Swift.
2.An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; - called also a thief.
3.A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow for a broken head.
- Beau. & Fl.
Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters.
- Sir T. Browne.

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blow, consume, prodigal, profligate, squander, squanderer, ware, waste, wastrel
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