Meaning of “waster” in the English Dictionary

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"waster" in British English

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wasternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈweɪ.stər/ us /ˈweɪ.stɚ/

informal disapproving a person or thing who wastes something:

He's a time waster.
This project is nothing but a money waster.

UK informal disapproving a person who does nothing positive with their life, making no use of their abilities or the opportunities that are offered to them:

There were the usual bunch of wasters hanging round the bar.

(Definition of “waster” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)