rubbish

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noun rub·bish \ˈrə-bish, dial -bij\

Definition of rubbish

  1. 1 :  useless waste or rejected matter :  trash

  2. 2 :  something that is worthless or nonsensical <few real masterpieces are forgotten and not much rubbish survives — William Bridges-Adams>

rubbishy

play \-bə-shē\ adjective

Examples of rubbish in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of rubbish

Middle English robous


First Known Use: 15th century



RUBBISH Defined for English Language Learners

rubbish

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noun rub·bish \ˈrə-bish, dial -bij\

Definition of rubbish for English Language Learners

  • : 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


RUBBISH Defined for Kids

rubbish

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noun rub·bish \ˈrə-bish\

Definition of rubbish for Students

  1. 1 :  trash 1

  2. 2 :  nonsense



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