Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “throwaway”

throwaway

adjective [before noun]     /ˈθrəʊ.ə.weɪ/ US  /ˈθroʊ-/
made to be destroyed after use: throwaway cups and plates We live in a throwaway society.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors throwaway comment/line/remark something that someone says without thinking carefully and is not intended to be seriousRemarks and remarkingExpressing and asking opinions
(Definition of throwaway adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of throwaway

Definitions of “throwaway” in other dictionaries

Translations of “throwaway”

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More