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wastern. [OE. wastour, OF. wasteor, gasteor. See Waste, v. t.].
  •  One who, or that which, wastes; one who squanders; one who consumes or expends extravagantly; a spendthrift; a prodigal.  [1913 Webster]
    "He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster."  [1913 Webster]
    "Sconces are great wasters of candles."  [1913 Webster]
  •  An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste; -- called also a thief.  Halliwell.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.  [1913 Webster]
    "Half a dozen of veneys at wasters with a good fellow for a broken head."  [1913 Webster]
    "Being unable to wield the intellectual arms of reason, they are fain to betake them unto wasters."  [1913 Webster]


waster, n.
1 a wasteful person.
2 colloq. a wastrel.

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