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See also: throw-away and throw away

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

throw +‎ away.

AdjectiveEdit

throwaway (not comparable)

  1. Disposable; intended for a single use prior to being discarded.
    Water was provided in throwaway plastic bottles, but the more ecologically minded of us refilled our initial bottles from the fountain.
  2. Extemporaneous; off the cuff.
    The host made a throwaway remark about the president that was later repeated on the television news.
  3. Selected or used without care or attention. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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NounEdit

throwaway (plural throwaways)

  1. Something temporary and disposable.
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      Some [of the essays] appeared originally in writer's[sic] forums and bookstore throwaways, others in more academic contexts []