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throwaway

[throh-uh-wey] /ˈθroʊ əˌweɪ/
adjective
1.
made or intended to be discarded after use or quick examination:
a throwaway container; a throwaway brochure.
2.
delivered or expressed casually or extemporaneously:
a funny throwaway line that brings applause.
noun
3.
something that is made or intended to be discarded.
4.
a handbill, advertising circular, pamphlet, etc., intended to be discarded after reading.
5.
Also called pushout. Informal. a youth who is unwanted or rejected by his or her family, the school system, or society in general.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; adj., noun use of verb phrase throw away
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British Dictionary definitions for throw-away

throwaway

/ˈθrəʊəˌweɪ/
adjective (prenominal)
1.
said or done incidentally, esp for rhetorical effect; casual a throwaway remark
2.
  1. anything designed to be discarded after use rather than reused, refilled, etc; disposable
  2. (as modifier) a throwaway carton
noun
3.
(mainly US & Canadian) a handbill or advertisement distributed in a public place
verb (transitive, adverb)
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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Slang definitions & phrases for throw-away

throwaway

modifier
  1. : He had a sort of throwaway casualness about him
  2. Designed to be thrown away; disposable: It came in throwaway bottles (1928+)
  3. Useless; superfluous; cruelly neglected: a three-times convicted killer, a throwaway man now/ Haiti has always been a throwaway nation (1970s+)
noun

A line, joke, etc, deliberately spoken unemphatically, thus increasing its effect (1955+ Show business)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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