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English adjective: throwaway

1. throwaway thrown away

SamplesWearing someone's cast-off clothes.
Throwaway children living on the streets.
Salvaged some thrown-away furniture.

Synonymscast-off, discarded, thrown-away



2. throwaway intended to be thrown away after use

SamplesThrowaway diapers.



English noun: throwaway

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

Synonymsgamin, street arab

Broader (hypernym)guttersnipe, street urchin

Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

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

SamplesHe mailed the circular to all subscribers.

Synonymsbill, broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill

Broader (hypernym)ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing

Narrower (hyponym)stuffer

3. throwaway (communication) words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis

Broader (hypernym)actor's line, speech, words

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