- designed to be easily separated or opened by tearing: a box with a tearaway seal.
- British. a wild, reckless person.
Origin of tearaway
Examples from the Web for tearaway
Contemporary Examples of tearaway
The bad luck for McCain is that by now the electorate can see that Obama is anything but a tearaway.John the Plumber v. Barry the Crooner
October 16, 2008
Historical Examples of tearaway
I say, Fred, I've backed 'Tearaway,' would you have me hedge off?Kate Vernon, Vol. 1 (of 3)
Ripon was going well, but could not keep the pace with Tearaway.
Another roar was given for Tearaway; the others were all cheered lustily.
Ripon held the lead, Bronze next, Harriet and Tearaway level.
I'll give you chaps a tip—have a shilling or two on Tearaway.