Definitions for throwbackˈθroʊˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an act of throwing back.

  2. a setback or check.

  3. atavism.

  4. an example of this.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. atavist, throwback(noun)

    an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism

  2. atavism, reversion, throwback(adj)

    a reappearance of an earlier characteristic

  3. atavistic, throwback(a)(adj)

    characteristic of an atavist


  1. throwback(Noun)

    a reversion to an earlier stage of development

  2. throwback(Noun)

    an organism that has characteristics of a more primitive form

  3. throwback(Noun)


  4. throwback(Noun)

    a person similar to an ancestor, or something new similar to what already existed

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