What does rubbish mean?

Definitions for rubbish
ˈrʌb ɪʃrub·bish

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word rubbish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rubbish, trash, scrapnoun

    worthless material that is to be disposed of

  2. folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallopverb

    nonsensical talk or writing

  3. rubbishverb

    attack strongly

Wiktionary

  1. rubbishnoun

    Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.

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

  2. rubbishnoun

    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. rubbishverb

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

  4. rubbishadjective

    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. rubbishinterjection

    Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.

  6. rubbishinterjection

    Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.

    Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

ChatGPT

  1. rubbish

    Rubbish refers to waste material or unwanted items that are discarded and considered useless or valueless. It can include household waste, litter, or any material that is beyond its usefulness and is intended for disposal.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rubbishnoun

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

  2. Rubbishadjective

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

  3. 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.]

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  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

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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. Ian McKellen:

    For people to complain about it and say they don't want children to see it is absolute rubbish, i know people who don't like gay people and make a fuss. It's a very small moment in the movie, no one should get too excited.

  3. Zhao Lijian:

    The ocean is not Japan’s rubbish bin, the Pacific Ocean is not Japan’s sewers, japan should not let the whole world pay for how it manages its nuclear waste water.

  4. Peter Spencer:

    The idea that all natural things are good for you is rubbish. ... We are eating (fruits and) vegetables that potentially contain bad things, (Many) plants were not put here for our benefit but to protect themselves from predators.

  5. Sonny Ben Rosenthal:

    There is no rubbish piling up in the streets, so Singaporeans don't perceive a waste problem or feel personally responsible to reduce waste.

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