Definition of wastrel in English:

wastrel

Line breaks: wast¦rel
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪstr(ə)l
 
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noun

  • 2 archaic A waif; a neglected child.

Origin

late 16th century (denoting a strip of waste land): from the verb waste + -rel.

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