noun \ˈtrash\

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

: a container where people put things that are being thrown away

: something that is very low in quality

Full Definition of TRASH

:  something worth little or nothing: as
a :  junk, rubbish
b (1) :  empty talk :  nonsense
(2) :  inferior or worthless writing or artistic matter (as a television show); especially :  such matter intended purely for sensational entertainment (3) :  trash talk
:  something in a crumbled or broken condition or mass; especially :  debris from pruning or processing plant material
:  a worthless person; also :  such persons as a group :  riffraff

Examples of TRASH

  1. Take out the trash, please.
  2. I put the dirty diaper in the trash.
  3. I can't believe you're reading that trash.
  4. She thinks that they're all trash.

Origin of TRASH

Middle English trasch fallen leaves and twigs, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect trask rubbish; Old Norse tros fallen leaves and twigs, Old English trus
First Known Use: circa 1518



: to throw away (something)

: to cause great damage to (something)

: to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

Full Definition of TRASH

transitive verb
:  throw away 1 <standards of reality and truth were trashed — Edwin Diamond>
:  spoil, ruin <trashing the environment>
:  to subject to criticism or invective; especially :  to disparage strongly <a film trashed by the critics>
intransitive verb
:  to trash something or someone

Examples of TRASH

  1. a computer program that trashes useless files
  2. The vacuum cleaner couldn't be fixed, so I trashed it.
  3. The apartment had been trashed.
  4. He says that the government's policies are trashing the environment.

First Known Use of TRASH



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