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throwee, n.

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Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: throw v.1, -ee suffix1.

  A person to whom, or at whom, something is thrown; a person thrown by another. Usually contrasted with thrower.

1850   L. Hunt Autobiogr. I. iii. 92   There was a monitor..who had a trick of entertaining himself by pelting lesser boys' heads with a hard ball. He used to throw it at this boy and that; [and] make the throwee bring it back to him.
1901   Current Advertising Jan. 12/2   It sometimes happens that the throwee gets annoyed after a while and hits back at the thrower.
1927   A. P. Herbert Misleading Cases ix. 72   A boomerang..is as likely as not to do as much injury to the thrower as to the throwee.
2014   @easternheroes1 10 Oct. in twitter.com (O.E.D. Archive)    The contrast between the calmness of an Aikido thrower and the panic of an Aikido ‘throwee’.

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This is a new entry (OED Third Edition, September 2018).