[ UK /θɹˈə‍ʊbæk/ ]
[ US /ˈθɹoʊˌbæk/ ]
  1. a reappearance of an earlier characteristic
  2. an organism that has the characteristics of a more primitive type of that organism
  1. characteristic of an atavist
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How To Use throwback In A Sentence

  • I am never quite clear on whether all this is sartorial or sardonicDad’s way of announcing that he used to be a punker but is now a middle-school English teacher, or if becoming a teacher has actually turned my dad into this genuine throwback. Excerpt: If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • Potty mouth aside, Nash can craft a solid tune when she hits her marks, whether they be straight up pop, a girl group throwback or a riot grrrl anthem. Hot tickets: Kate Nash, Ariel Pink, Gabriel Iglesias
  • A throwback to the Polynesian craze that swept North America in the '50s and '60s, the restaurant is full of Eastern Island statuettes, wooden tikis and a Hawaiian ukulele soundtrack.
  • The charming old buildings and cottages are a throwback to the colonial past.
  • Aidan was a genetic throwback, apparently, with pale skin and pale hair that was similar to that belonging to several of the family's relations.
  • The foreign ministry issued a statement calling the arrests "ungrounded" and a throwback to the Cold War. FBI arrests 10 accused of working as Russian spies
  • The shift of power, ironically, is a throwback to the traditional House power structure.
  • The smart deco bar is a beautiful throwback, a jewel box where servers in smart white waistcoats present bowls of olives, nuts and snacks.
  • Those lamps look like throwbacks to some older, lost city, the London of Sherlock Holmes and Watson, peasouper fogs and tugs on the Thames. MAN AND WIFE
  • The murder seemed a throwback to the Cold War. Times, Sunday Times
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