- an act of throwing back.
- a setback or check.
- the reversion to an ancestral or earlier type or character; atavism.
- an example of this.
Origin of throwback
Related Words for throwbacktradition, gift, estate, relapse, birthright, heirloom, devise, endowment, bequest, throwback, recession, regression, retreat, reverse, lapse, atavism, retrogression, retroaction, retrogradation
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Contemporary Examples of throwback
But Willie Watson is a throwback to the days of Woody Guthrie and early Bob Dylan.The Best Albums of 2014
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That, I thought, was racism, and a throwback for America, to simply vote for a man because of the color of his skin.‘Crazy’ Harlem Pastor Hates on Obama and Gays
September 28, 2014
Politically, Cianci is something of a throwback to a time when conservative, ethnic politics dominated urban centers.Can America’s Favorite Ex-Con Mayor Win Again?
June 22, 2014
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
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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?
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Historical Examples of throwback
Mr. Mix gave her a look which was a throwback to his cave-man ancestry.Rope
This is a throwback to an earlier age when the modern state was not yet invented.After the Rain
Can't you see that he is a throwback, lost in this world of science and machines?
He was an anachronism in our midst, a throwback to our early forebears.
A throwback to an era ten thousand years in the past, and therefore, as the textbooks say, prone to mental instability.The Old Martians
Roger Phillips Graham
- a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
- a reversion to such an organism
- (intr) to revert to an earlier or more primitive type
- (tr foll by on) to force to depend (on)the crisis threw her back on her faith in God