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Definitions for rubbish
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rubbish, trash, scrapnoun
worthless material that is to be disposed of
folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallopverb
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!
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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
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
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1299
Rank popularity for the word 'rubbish' in Nouns Frequency: #1685
The numerical value of rubbish in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of rubbish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of rubbish in a Sentence
It's somewhere where you can go and forget about all this virus stuff, that's all that's playing on our news at the moment, so to be able to go and watch some funny creative clips and photos of people taking out their rubbish is the best thing in my day to have a quick scroll.
They said, Rubbish, lot of nonsense.
If people are wondering where their rubbish ends up, we see it each time we go into the water.
The 5G story is complete and utter rubbish, it's nonsense, it's the worst kind of fake news, the reality is that the mobile phone networks are absolutely critical to all of us.
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.
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Translations for rubbish
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- odpadky, nesmyslCzech
- Abfall, Müll, Quatsch, Unsinn, BlödsinnGerman
- τρίχες, σκουπίδιαGreek
- pahus, roskat, roskaaFinnish
- décombres, ordures, n'importe quoi, déchets, inepties, pourri, absurditésFrench
- bruscar, ráiméisIrish
- sgudalScottish Gaelic
- corbelleria, sciocchezza, schifezza, spazzatura, cretinata, immondizia, rifiuti, sciocchezze, assurditàItalian
- こき下ろす, 酷評, 廃品, ガラクタ, ゴミ, くだらない, 屑, ばかばかしい, クズJapanese
- 汚物, 쓰레기, 오물Korean
- parahanga, mehoMāori
- afval, onzin, vuilnisDutch
- søppel, boss, avfallNorwegian
- tsʼiilzéíNavajo, Navaho
- besteira, asneira, criticar, horrível, porcaria, lixoPortuguese
- ерунда, чепуха, хлам, мусорRussian
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