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throwback

[throh-bak] /ˈθroʊˌbæk/
noun
1.
an act of throwing back.
2.
a setback or check.
3.
the reversion to an ancestral or earlier type or character; atavism.
4.
an example of this.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; 1915-20 for def 3; noun use of verb phrase throw back
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British Dictionary definitions for throw-back

throwback

/ˈθrəʊˌbæk/
noun
1.
  1. a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
  2. a reversion to such an organism
verb (adverb)
2.
(intransitive) to revert to an earlier or more primitive type
3.
(transitive) foll by on. to force to depend (on): the crisis threw her back on her faith in God
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Word Origin and History for throw-back

throwback

n.

"reversion to an ancestral type or character," 1888, from throw (v.) + back (adv.); earlier it meant "a reverse in a course or progress, a relapse" (1856).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for throw-back

throw away

verb phrase

To deliver a ''throwaway'' line, joke, etc: I love the way he threw away that misquotation from Plato (1934+ Show business)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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