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

TRASHING Defined for Kids


noun \ˈtrash\

Definition of TRASH for Kids

:  something of little or no value that is thrown away
:  people who deserve little respect


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