Wastry

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Wastry (Scot.) prodigality
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. wast, gaste—L. vastus, waste; cf. A.S. wéste, Ger. wüst, desolate.

Usage

In literature:

A house in a hastrie is downright wastrie.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
To ware your sympathy on Donald is pure wastrie.
"Playing With Fire" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
That huge pile of wastry drew him like a magnet.
"Maid of the Mist" by John Oxenham
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