(noun, adjective)


1. thrown away

- throwaway children living on the streets

- salvaged some thrown-away furniture

Similar word(s): unwanted, discarded

2. intended to be thrown away after use

- throwaway diapers

Similar word(s): disposable

Sentences with throwaway as an adjective:

- Water was provided in throwaway plastic bottles, but the more ecologically minded of us refilled our initial bottles from the fountain.

- The host made a throwaway remark about the president that was later repeated on the television news.


1. (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets

Similar word(s): gamin

Definition categories: person, guttersnipe

2. an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution

Similar word(s): bill, broadsheet, broadside, circular, flier, flyer, handbill

Definition categories: communication, ad, advert, advertisement, advertising, advertizement, advertizing

3. words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis

Definition categories: communication, speech, words