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throwback (ˈθrəʊˌbæk Pronunciation for throwback

Definitions

noun

    1. a person, animal, or plant that has the characteristics of an earlier or more primitive type
    2. a reversion to such an organism

verb

throw back (adverb)
  1. (intransitive) to revert to an earlier or more primitive type
  2. (transitive) foll by on to force to depend (on)   ⇒ the crisis threw her back on her faith in God

Example Sentences Including 'throwback'

He had high cheekbones and the faintest suggestion of slant eyes, some throwback to East Asian ancestry.
Dhondy, Farrukh Come to Mecca
He's an anachronism in modern Russia, a throwback to the Cold War era, and that's what makes him all the more dangerous.
MacNeill, Alastair Code Breaker
In many ways, Marianne had reflected, Ann was a throwback to those previous generations.
Mosco, Maisie Out of the Ashes

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