rubbish, trash, scrap(noun)
worthless material that is to be disposed of
folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop(verb)
nonsensical talk or writing
Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.
The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.
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?
To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.
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.
Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.
Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.
Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!
waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; debris
of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy
Origin: [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff, goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl. of rubble. See Robe, and cf. Rubble.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rub′ish, n. waste matter: the fragments of ruinous buildings: any mingled mass: nonsense: trash: trumpery: litter.—n. Rubb′ish-heap, a pile of rubbish.—adj. Rubb′ishing, trashy: paltry.—n. Rubb′ish-pull′ey, a gin-block.—adj. Rubb′ishy, worthless. [M. E. robows, robeux—O. Fr. robeux, pl. of robel, dim. of robe, robbe, trash, whence also rubble; cf. It. roba, rubbish, spoil.]
Materials and particles other than recycling that is put in a bin.
Rubbish that is collected while we are out, we put in a local litter bin or take it home for our own bin.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1299
Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Nouns Frequency: #1685
The numerical value of rubbish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of rubbish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.
A man can believe a considerable deal of rubbish, and yet go about his daily work in a rational and cheerful manner.
They canceled our elections, they extended parliament, they stole our votes, and now they want us to live in rubbish.
Finally, the mounting tsunami rubbish was cleared. For such a huge job like that, the world didn't leave us alone to face it.
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Translations for rubbish
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- odpadky, nesmyslCzech
- Abfall, Quatsch, Müll, Unsinn, BlödsinnGerman
- τρίχες, σκουπίδιαGreek
- pahus, roskat, roskaaFinnish
- décombres, ordures, déchets, absurdités, n'importe quoi, inepties, pourriFrench
- bruscar, ráiméisIrish
- sgudalScottish Gaelic
- assurdità, cretinata, spazzatura, sciocchezza, immondizia, corbelleria, schifezza, rifiuti, sciocchezzeItalian
- ガラクタ, ゴミ, くだらない, 屑, ばかばかしい, クズ, こき下ろす, 酷評, 廃品Japanese
- 汚物, 쓰레기, 오물Korean
- meho, parahangaMāori
- onzin, afval, vuilnisDutch
- avfall, søppel, bossNorwegian
- tsʼiilzéíNavajo, Navaho
- horrível, criticar, besteira, asneira, porcaria, lixoPortuguese
- хлам, ерунда, мусор, чепухаRussian
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