Definition of Rubbish

1. Noun. Worthless material that is to be disposed of.

Exact synonyms: Scrap, Trash
Generic synonyms: Waste, Waste Material, Waste Matter, Waste Product
Specialized synonyms: Scrap Metal, Debris, Detritus, Dust, Junk, Rubble, Litter
Derivative terms: Rubbishy, Scrap, Trash, Trashy

2. Verb. Attack strongly.
Generic synonyms: Assail, Assault, Attack, Lash Out, Round, Snipe

3. Noun. Nonsensical talk or writing.
Exact synonyms: Applesauce, Codswallop, Folderol, Trash, Tripe, Trumpery, Wish-wash
Generic synonyms: Drivel, Garbage
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular

Definition of Rubbish

1. n. Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; débris.

2. a. Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.

Definition of Rubbish

1. Adjective. (British colloquial) Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy. ¹

2. Interjection. (British colloquial) Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful. ¹

3. Interjection. Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense. ¹

4. Noun. (Australian NZ British) Garbage, junk, refuse, waste. ¹

5. Noun. Nonsense. ¹

6. Verb. (Commonwealth) To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rubbish

1. worthless, unwanted matter [n -ES] : RUBBISHY [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rubbish

rubberstamps
rubberwear
rubberwood
rubbery
rubbery figures
rubbet
rubbidge
rubbidges
rubbies
rubbing
rubbing alcohol
rubbing out
rubbing strip
rubbingly
rubbings
rubbish-bin
rubbish bin
rubbish bins
rubbish dump
rubbish heap
rubbished
rubbisher
rubbishers
rubbishes
rubbishing
rubbishy
rubbit
rubble
rubbled

Literary usage of Rubbish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Collection and Disposal of Municipal Refuse by Rudolph Hering, Samuel Arnold Greeley (1921)
"CHAPTER IX SORTING rubbish All classes of municipal refuse contain some ... rubbish, much more than other kinds of refuse, contains such articles as paper, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"65 gives a transverse section showing the rubbish resting on the stall. This is what may be called the typical method of stop- ing, when the lode affords ..."

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