As nouns the difference between waster and waister
is that waster
is someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly or waster
can be (obsolete|chiefly|fencing) a kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil while waister
is (nautical) a seaman stationed in the waist of a warship.
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Partly from (etyl) wastere, wastour, partly from .
Someone or something that wastes; someone who squanders or spends extravagantly.
(dialectal) An imperfection in the wick of a candle, causing it to waste.
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(obsolete, chiefly, fencing) A kind of cudgel; also, a blunt-edged sword used as a foil.
- Or, as they that play at wasters exercise themselves by a few cudgels how to avoid an enemy's blows, let us arm ourselves against all such violent incursions which may invade our minds.