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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Rubbish(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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. Lisa Coombs:

    What the government says is a load of rubbish.

  2. Robert Stevens:

    The rubbish that was spouted about Trump yesterday, it’s complete unjustified vitriol against him, i’m not a massive Trump fan but the geezer in my opinion has done nothing wrong.

  3. Nicholas Strausfeld:

    They said, Rubbish, lot of nonsense.

  4. Matt Rimmer:

    When it comes to preventing fatbergs, everyone has a role to play, yes a lot of the fat comes from food outlets but the wipes and sanitary items are far more likely to be from domestic properties. The sewers are not an abyss for household rubbish and our message to everyone is clear – please ‘Bin it – don’t block it’.

  5. Marwan Maalouf:

    They canceled our elections, they extended parliament, they stole our votes, and now they want us to live in rubbish.

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