- Throwaway is defined as something disposable or offhanded.
- An example of throwaway is the plastic bag cereal is packaged in; throwaway packaging.
- An example of throwaway is a man telling his female coworker she has nice legs; a throwaway compliment.
- The definition a throwaway is a flyer, something disposable or used for a short period of time.
- An example of a throwaway is a grocery store advertisement in the newspaper.
- An example of a throwaway is a paper plate.
throwaway definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a leaflet, handbill, etc. distributed as in the streets or from house to house
- anything designed or intended to be discarded after use
- a remark made or made as if casually
- something included only to fill a gap
- ☆ designed to be discarded after use: a throwaway bottle
- delivered in a deliberately offhand manner, as a line of dialogue in a play
- offhand; casual
throwaway definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
noun pl. throw·a·ways
- Something designed or likely to be discarded after use, as a free handbill distributed on the street.
- A child or teenager who has been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians and lives on the streets.
- a. Designed or intended to be discarded after use: throwaway packaging.b. Readily discarding things: a throwaway society.c. Having been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians: throwaway children living on the streets.
- Written or delivered in a low-key or offhand manner: “a sentence fragment or quirky throwaway metaphor” (Joyce Carol Oates).
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