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.
5. 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