Origin of throwback
Examples from the Web for throwback
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