Definition of discard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

BrE BrE//ˈdɪskɑːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪskɑːrd//
 
a person or thing that is not wanted or thrown away, especially a card in a card game
Word Origin late 16th cent. (originally in the sense ‘reject (a playing card)’): from dis- (expressing removal) + the noun card.
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