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throwaway

adjective
     
Related topics: Household
throw‧a‧way [only before noun]
1

throwaway remark/line/comment etc

something that someone says or writes quickly, without thinking carefully about it:
It was only a throwaway comment.
He claims people overreacted to a few throwaway lines in the article.
2DH throwaway products have been produced cheaply so that you can throw them away after you have used them [= disposable]:
a throwaway cigarette lighter
3

throwaway society

SS used to show disapproval when talking about modern societies in which products are not made to last a long time

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