throwaway

[ throh-uh-wey ]
/ ˈθroʊ əˌweɪ /

adjective

made or intended to be discarded after use or quick examination: a throwaway container; a throwaway brochure.
delivered or expressed casually or extemporaneously: a funny throwaway line that brings applause.

noun

something that is made or intended to be discarded.
a handbill, advertising circular, pamphlet, etc., intended to be discarded after reading.
Also called pushout. Informal. a youth who is unwanted or rejected by his or her family, the school system, or society in general.

Origin of throwaway

First recorded in 1900–05; adj., noun use of verb phrase throw away
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British Dictionary definitions for throwaway

throwaway

/ (ˈθrəʊəˌweɪ) /

adjective (prenominal)

said or done incidentally, esp for rhetorical effect; casuala throwaway remark
  1. anything designed to be discarded after use rather than reused, refilled, etc; disposable
  2. (as modifier)a throwaway carton

noun

mainly US and Canadian a handbill or advertisement distributed in a public place

verb throw away (tr, adverb)

to get rid of; discard
to fail to make good use of; wasteto throw away all one's money on horses
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