noun \ˈrə-bish, dial -bij\

: things that are no longer useful or wanted and that have been thrown out

: words or ideas that are foolish or untrue

: something that is worthless, unimportant, or of poor quality

Full Definition of RUBBISH

:  useless waste or rejected matter :  trash
:  something that is worthless or nonsensical <few real masterpieces are forgotten and not much rubbish survives — William Bridges-Adams>
rub·bishy \-bə-shē\ adjective

Examples of RUBBISH

  1. Please, pick the rubbish up off the ground.
  2. I think what he says is absolute rubbish!
  3. I'm sorry, but I had to do it. Rubbish!
  4. The food at that restaurant is complete rubbish.

Origin of RUBBISH

Middle English robous
First Known Use: 15th century


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