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Origin of throwback
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Example sentences from the Web for throwback
This browser is something of a throwback in terms of its appearance.
On the back, there's a throwback capacitive fingerprint reader—a contrast to the in-screen fingerprint readers most phones ship with—and a camera block.Google’s Pixel 5 has a metal back, wireless charging and costs $699|Ron Amadeo|September 30, 2020|Ars Technica
Each of the eight episodes will focus on a specific paranormal incident, a throwback to a classic monster-of-the-week format.Here’s the trailer, release date for Simon Pegg/Nick Frost sitcom Truth Seekers|Jennifer Ouellette|September 24, 2020|Ars Technica
This industrial lamp brings a throwback appeal to your bedroom—dimmable Edison bulb included.
Campus appears to be a throwback to the first days of Facebook, when a person had to have a college email address and attend a select group of universities to be able to join.
But Willie Watson is a throwback to the days of Woody Guthrie and early Bob Dylan.
That, I thought, was racism, and a throwback for America, to simply vote for a man because of the color of his skin.
Politically, Cianci is something of a throwback to a time when conservative, ethnic politics dominated urban centers.
For many of the young she is seen as a throwback to a past few want to see repeated.Putin Can Take Ukraine Without an Invasion, and Probably Will|Jamie Dettmer|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, its descendent organizations are dedicated to advancing the 20th-century throwback notion of the primacy of the nation-state.Can Ukraine Control Its Far Right Ultranationalists?|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a throwback to earlier days of colonialism and mercantilism and it is laden with historical memories and sensitivities.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
You're a throwback, and now you've got those glasses off, I can see his eyes looking right out of yours.The Voice of the Pack|Edison Marshall
Can't you see that he is a throwback, lost in this world of science and machines?
You're sort of a throwback to the days when they needed barnstormers to correct bad working-conditions, aren't you?Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
He was an anachronism in our midst, a throwback to our early forebears.
British Dictionary definitions for throwback
- a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
- a reversion to such an organism
verb throw back (adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with throwback
Hinder the progress of, check, as in His illness threw his schooling back a year, or The troops were thrown back by a barrage of fire. [First half of 1800s]
Revert to an earlier type or stage, as in That dog throws back to his wolf ancestors. This usage gave rise to the noun throwback, a reversion to a former stage or type. [Second half of 1800s]
throw back on. Cause to depend on, make reliant on, as in When the violinist didn't show up, they were thrown back on the pianist. [Mid-1800s]