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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A reappearance of an earlier characteristic; An organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism.

Usage examples (33)
  • McLaren says: This guy is a throwback from the '50s.
  • (I say this is "nostalgia" because it's obviously trying to brush some dust off of the 1990's, the first film to do so in throwback style).
  • "I like being described as a throwback player," Mayo said.
  • The second aspect of the film that's a throwback is the use of anachronisms. for more
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