- 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.
- anything designed or intended to be discarded after use; specif., a leaflet or handbill
- a remark made or delivered casually
- something done thoughtlessly or carelessly
- 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
- 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 )
- Disposable; intended for a single use prior to being discarded.
- Water was provided in throwaway plastic bottles, but the ecologically minded of us refilled our initial bottles from the fountain.
- Extemporaneous; off the cuff.
- The host made a throwaway remark about the president that was later repeated in all the new sound-bytes.
(comparative more throwaway, superlative most throwaway)
- Being intended for single use.
- Selected or used without care or attention.