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throwback

noun throw·back \ˈthrō-ˌbak\

: a person or thing that is similar to someone or something from the past or that is suited to an earlier time

Full Definition of THROWBACK

1
a :  reversion to an earlier type or phase :  atavism
b :  an instance or product of atavistic reversion
2
:  one that is suggestive of or suited to an earlier time or style <his manners were a throwback to a more polite era>

First Known Use of THROWBACK

1888

Rhymes with THROWBACK

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Medical Dictionary

throwback

noun throw·back \ˈthrō-ˌbak\

Medical Definition of THROWBACK

1
:  reversion to an earlier type or phase :  atavism
2
:  an instance or product of atavistic reversion

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