wastry

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From waste +‎ -ery.

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Noun[edit]

wastry (plural wastries)

  1. (Scotland, Northern England) Extravagance, wastefulness.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song, Polygon 2006 (A Scots Quair), p. 136:
      Syne Chae had the toddy made and he handed a glass to Ewan first, as was right with a man, and another to Chris, with three spoonfuls of sugar in it, Mistress Strachan might have had something to say about that if she'd seen such wastry.

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Adjective[edit]

wastry (comparative more wastry, superlative most wastry)

  1. wasteful, extravagant

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