Definition of wastrel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈweɪstrəl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈweɪstrəl//
(literary) Lazy
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a lazy person who spends their time and/or money in a careless and stupid way See related entries: Lazy Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a strip of waste land): from the verb waste + -rel.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wastrel