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. Stephen William Hawking:

    A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said 'What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.' The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, 'What is the turtle standing on' 'You're very clever, young man, very clever,' said the little old lady. 'But it's turtles all the way down.'

  2. Pavlos Kontides:

    If you have lots of rain then the favelas are flooded and all the rubbish comes into the sea where we are sailing, these are the physical materials you can see but( also) you have a lot of viruses you can not see.

  3. Claudine André:

    Medical need is going to grow because patients are getting cold, there could be pneumonia. We are trying to improve sanitary conditions by collecting rubbish, but there will be more and more need. There will have to be a re-think. There are more and more tents.

  4. New Yorkers:

    Related : New language discovered in northern Australia The claim – which Frenkel later acknowledged was little more than a theory - was quickly attacked by other communication experts in Australia. University of Queensland linguistics expert Rob Pensalfini told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation that the theory was an example of cultural cringe and was absolute rubbish. They say New Yorkers have nasal voices because they have to cut through the noise of the traffic, New Yorkers told the ABC. The original one for Australia was we speak in a slurred and closed-lip way to keep the flies out of their mouths.

  5. Angelique Hilaire:

    I can't afford to rent anywhere else, every time it rains I pray to God for it to stop. But what can I do ? Even a short downpour can leave the capital flooded as piles of rubbish on the streets and debris filled canals block drains, which exacerbates flooding. Natural disasters linked to climate change will only get more frequent and extreme in the future, experts say. Decades of deforestation have left Haiti even more exposed to natural disasters, with less than three percent of its original forest cover still intact, according to the UNDP. This causes soil erosion and reduces the ability of soil to retain water, making Haiti more vulnerable to flooding and landslides. During heavy rainfall, there are few trees to stop water washing down the bare mountains. While 5.5 million tree seedlings have been planted in Haiti by the UNDP since 2010, not enough has been done to stop people cutting down trees in the first place. Selling charcoal, which comes from burning wood, is used for cooking and is a key source of income for many Haitians living in the countryside. .

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