made or intended to be discarded after use or quick examination: a throwaway container; a throwaway brochure.
delivered or expressed casually or extemporaneously: a funny throwaway line that brings applause.
something that is made or intended to be discarded.
a handbill, advertising circular, pamphlet, etc., intended to be discarded after reading.
Also called pushout. Informal. a youth who is unwanted or rejected by his or her family, the school system, or society in general.

1900–05; adj., noun use of verb phrase throw away Unabridged
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throwaway (ˈθrəʊəˌweɪ)
1.  said or done incidentally, esp for rhetorical effect; casual: a throwaway remark
2.  a.  anything designed to be discarded after use rather than reused, refilled, etc; disposable
 b.  (as modifier): a throwaway carton
3.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a handbill or advertisement distributed in a public place
4.  to get rid of; discard
5.  to fail to make good use of; waste: to throw away all one's money on horses

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Example sentences
They're being hyped as the future of manufacturing and the innovation that
  could bring the demise of our throwaway culture.
But this has deeper meaning than a mere throwaway line in a film critic's
Use reusable items instead of throwaway products, ie stainless steel water
  bottles instead of plastic ones.
Throwaway rockets can do the job perfectly adequately.
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