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trash

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noun \ˈtrash\

Simple Definition of trash

  • : 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

  1. 1 :  something worth little or nothing: asa :  junk, rubbishb (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

  2. 2 :  something in a crumbled or broken condition or mass; especially :  debris from pruning or processing plant material

  3. 3 :  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


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trash

verb

Simple Definition of trash

  • : to throw away (something)

  • : to cause great damage to (something)

  • : to criticize (someone or something) very harshly

Full Definition of trash

  • transitive verb
    1. 1 :  throw away 1 <standards of reality and truth were trashed — Edwin Diamond>

    2. 2 :  vandalize, destroy

    3. 3 :  attack, assault

    4. 4 :  spoil, ruin <trashing the environment>

    5. 5 :  to subject to criticism or invective; especially :  to disparage strongly <a film trashed by the critics>

    6. intransitive verb
    7. :  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.



    1902

    First Known Use of trash

    1902




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