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WPB (plural WPBs)

  1. Initialism of wastepaper basket.
    • 1994, Christopher Hitchens, ‘On Spanking’, London Review of Books, vol. 16, no. 20:
      And then there was a sort of sensation at the door and in came Margaret Thatcher. Rab’s shell crackled and contracted a little, as he tried to look flattered by the attention of his new leader: she whose whole purpose it was to cram Butskellism as harshly as possible into the WPB of history.