throw-away

throwaway

[throh-uh-wey]
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:
1900–05; adj., noun use of verb phrase throw away

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throwaway (ˈθrəʊəˌweɪ)
 
adj
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
 
n
3.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a handbill or advertisement distributed in a public place
 
vb
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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