throwback

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noun throw·back \ˈthrō-ˌbak\

Definition of throwback

  1. 1 :  one that is suggestive of or suited to an earlier time or style his manners were a throwback to a more polite era

  2. 2a :  reversion to an earlier type or phase :  atavismb :  an instance or product of atavistic reversion

1888

First Known Use of throwback

1888


THROWBACK Defined for English Language Learners

throwback

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noun throw·back \ˈthrō-ˌbak\

Definition of throwback for English Language Learners

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


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throwback

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noun throw·back \ˈthrō-ˌbak\

Medical Definition of throwback

  1. 1:  reversion to an earlier type or phase :  atavism

  2. 2:  an instance or product of atavistic reversion

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