Throwaway definition

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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.

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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.

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Something designed or likely to be discarded after use, as a free handbill distributed on the street.
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A child or teenager who has been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians and lives on the streets.
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Written or delivered in a low-key or offhand manner.
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Designed or intended to be discarded after use.

Throwaway packaging.

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Readily discarding things.

A throwaway society.

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Having been rejected, ejected, or abandoned by parents or guardians.

Throwaway children living on the streets.

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Anything designed or intended to be discarded after use; specif., a leaflet or handbill.
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A remark made or delivered casually.
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Something done thoughtlessly or carelessly.
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Designed to be discarded after use.

A throwaway bottle.

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Delivered in a deliberately offhand manner, as a line of dialogue in a play.
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Offhand; casual.
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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.

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Extemporaneous; off the cuff.

The host made a throwaway remark about the president that was later repeated in all the new sound-bytes.

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Being intended for single use.
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Selected or used without care or attention.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
throwaway
Plural:
throwaways

Origin of throwaway