Definition of

Throw Away

  1. (verb, contact) get rid of
    shed your clothes
  2. (verb, possession) throw or cast away

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Throw Away

  1. 1382, "to reject, cast from oneself," from throw (v.) + away. More literal meaning of "dispose of as useless, release from one's possession as unneeded" is first recorded 1530. Throw-away (adj.) is first recorded 1924, originally of prices so low they amounted to giving away the merchandise; with ref. to disposable goods, it is attested from 1969. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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