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castoff

[ kast-awf, -of, kahst- ]
/ ˈkæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈkɑst- /
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adjective

thrown away; rejected; discarded: castoff clothing.

noun

a person or thing that has been cast off.
Printing. the estimate by a compositor of how many pages copy will occupy when set in type.

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castleford, castlereagh, castles in the air, castner, castner process, castoff, castor, castor and pollux, castor bean, castor oil, castor sugar

Origin of castoff

First recorded in 1735–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cast off
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