Definitions for rubbishˈrʌb ɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rub•bishˈrʌb ɪʃ(n.)

  1. worthless material that is rejected or thrown out; litter; trash.

  2. nonsense, as in writing or art:

    sentimental rubbish.

Origin of rubbish:

1350–1400; ME rubbes, rob(b)ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubbish, trash, scrap(noun)

    worthless material that is to be disposed of

  2. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop(verb)

    nonsensical talk or writing

  3. rubbish(verb)

    attack strongly

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. rubbish(noun)ˈrʌb ɪʃ


    You're talking complete rubbish.

  2. rubbishˈrʌb ɪʃ



  1. rubbish(Noun)

    Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.

    The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.

  2. rubbish(Noun)


    Everything the teacher said during that lesson was rubbish. How can she possibly think that a bass viol and a cello are the same thing?

  3. rubbish(Verb)

    To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.

  4. rubbish(Adjective)

    Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy.

    This has been a rubbish day, and it's about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.

  5. rubbish(Interjection)

    Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.

  6. rubbish(Interjection)

    Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.

    Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbish(noun)

    waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris

  2. Rubbish(adj)

    of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1299

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Nouns Frequency: #1685

Translations for rubbish

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


waste material; things that have been or are to be thrown away

Our rubbish is taken away twice a week; (also adjective) a rubbish bin/bag.

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