Definition of wastepaper basket in English:

wastepaper basket

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chiefly British
A receptacle for small quantities of rubbish.
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  • Raoul was not amused to find me flicking my chewing gum into a priceless installation piece I assumed was a wastepaper basket.
  • I picked up the pile of pamphlets and dumped them in the wastepaper basket.
  • He then rolled the paper wrapping into a ball and casually flipped it into the wastepaper basket.

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