1 literary A wasteful or good-for-nothing person: I have no intention of seeing my dues gambled away by your wastrel of a son
More example sentences
- This is a horribly patronising movie that makes Dublin in 1967 look like a theme-park of amiable drunken wastrels and boozy squawking women in headscarves and ankle socks.
- In those dark days fathers surfaced in politics either as incipient child-abusers, or alimony-evading wastrels.
- These children, they said, were destined to become wastrels, neurotic misfits or criminals.