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American English: /ˈweɪs(t)ˌbæskət/
British English: /ˈweɪs(t)bɑːskɪt/


  • (esp US) wastepaper basket
    Example sentences
    • Drifts of paper - treaty drafts, industry talking points, environmentalist press releases - overflowed every wastebasket.
    • Hey, if you need, that wastebasket makes for a handy bucket, you know.
    • The final section of the show featured a miniature artist's office, with file cabinet, worktable, chair and wastebasket all set out on a funky full-sized work table.
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