What does rubbish mean?

Definitions for rubbish
ˈrʌb ɪʃrub·bish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rubbish.

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

Wiktionary

  1. rubbish(Noun)

    Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.

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

  2. rubbish(Noun)

    Nonsense.

    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

  3. 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

  1. Rubbish

    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.]

Editors Contribution

  1. rubbish

    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.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 21, 2016  

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

How to pronounce rubbish?

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How to say rubbish in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rubbish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of rubbish in a Sentence

  1. Kelly Derks:

    We respect that, we climb but we don't leave rubbish, we stay to the path.

  2. Ahmed Abdullah:

    A lot of rubbish like plastics, paper bags ... are thrown outside the city.

  3. Mark Gibson:

    What a load of absolute and disgraceful rubbish. Completely false. Madness.

  4. Muslimo Aden Ali:

    We carry the rubbish on our heads and backs. It is a nice job. We survive on this.

  5. William A. Orton:

    If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.

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