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throwaway gun

Slang definitions & phrases for throwaway gun

drop gun

noun phrase

A pistol dropped by police in order to justify a dubious shooting by claiming that the victim was carrying it: Was Wolfie stupid enough to think that a drop gun was going to help anybody out of the shitstorm? (1980s+ Police)



  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+)


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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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