• WordNet 3.6
    • adj throwaway intended to be thrown away after use "throwaway diapers"
    • adj throwaway thrown away "wearing someone's cast-off clothes","throwaway children living on the streets","salvaged some thrown-away furniture"
    • n throwaway words spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
    • n throwaway an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution "he mailed the circular to all subscribers"
    • n throwaway (sometimes offensive) a homeless boy who has been abandoned and roams the streets
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In literature:

But in the straight on the run home when all were in close order the dark horse Throwaway drew level, reached, outstripped her.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
I've known people throwaway their money because they were too consequential to take Sellers' advice.
"The Gilded Age, Part 2." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner
As the fighting often lasts all day, and great suffering is caused from thirst, don't throwaway your canteen when the fight commences.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
A 70's idol is shoddy and throwaway by comparison.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown

In news:

The average person goes through 500 throwaway bags a year.
Throwaway Adds ' Calypso ' to 'Ulysses Seen'.
That's right, these aren't throwaways.
New Orleans has been moving out of the throwaway era as residents sign up for curbside recycling—implemented last year—and direct their Carnival beads to new uses.
Delta prohibits ' throwaway ' ticketing.
MCA, Gay Marriage and ' Throwaway People' The Nation.
More Than a Throwaway .
TRASH Berkeley woman has written the book on toxic, throwaway culture.
'Book of Eli' a throwaway post-apocalyptic religious parable.
It's Time to Throw Out the Throwaway Economy.
No more throwaway Easter animals.
No More Throwaway Easter Animals.
Make Sure Your Giveaway Isn't a Throwaway .
The Giants can only hope that Griffin 's most memorable moments Monday night are punctuated by incompletions and throwaways and limited to no-gains.
In our throwaway society, many things that we discard still have value.

In science:

Recycling of electronic waste: Mines of throwaway society. url: http : / / economicsnewspaper . com / policy / german / recycling - of - electronic - waste - mines - of throwaway-society-20731.html. Greenpeace International.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
Since, in functional programming, functions are just as good arguments to other functions as any other sort of value, there is a need for some way to construct an anonymous, lightweight, throwaway function to be inserted in some particular context or other.
Enumerating the Saneblidze-Umble diagonal terms