Definitions for rubbishˈrʌb ɪʃ
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word rubbish
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.]
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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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
Our issue is recovering all our rights - electricity, water and the rubbish we want removed from the streets.
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.
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Translations for rubbish
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- 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, rifiutiItalian
- 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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