Simple Definition of throwback
: 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
1a : reversion to an earlier type or phase : atavismb : 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>
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