castoffs

castoff

[kast-awf, -of, kahst-]
adjective
1.
thrown away; rejected; discarded: castoff clothing.
noun
2.
a person or thing that has been cast off.
3.
Printing. the estimate by a compositor of how many pages copy will occupy when set in type.

Origin:
1735–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cast off

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