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Definition of throwaway adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1throwaway line/remark/comment something you say quickly without careful thought, sometimes in order to be funny She was very upset at what to him was just a throwaway remark.
  2. 2(of goods, etc.) produced cheaply and intended to be thrown away after use synonym disposable throwaway products We live in a throwaway society (= a society in which things are not made to last a long time).
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