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Meaning & Definition of Throwaway in English

English

Throwaway

/θroʊəwe/

noun

1. (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

    synonym:
  • street arab
  • ,
  • gamin
  • ,
  • throwaway

2. An advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

  • "He mailed the circular to all subscribers"
    synonym:
  • circular
  • ,
  • handbill
  • ,
  • bill
  • ,
  • broadside
  • ,
  • broadsheet
  • ,
  • flier
  • ,
  • flyer
  • ,
  • throwaway

3. Words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis

    synonym:
  • throwaway

adjective

1. Thrown away

  • "Wearing someone's cast-off clothes"
  • "Throwaway children living on the streets"
  • "Salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
    synonym:
  • cast-off(a)
  • ,
  • discarded
  • ,
  • throwaway(a)
  • ,
  • thrown-away(a)

2. Intended to be thrown away after use

  • "Throwaway diapers"
    synonym:
  • throwaway(p)