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throwback

noun [C usually singular] uk   /ˈθrəʊ.bæk/ us    /ˈθroʊ-/
a person or thing that is similar to an earlier type: He's an unappealing throwback to the days of 80s City slickers. In some ways the new applet technology was a throwback to the old pre-PC days.
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