Rubbish meaning

rŭb'ĭsh
Rubbish is defined as garbage or something thrown away, or worthless ideas.

An example of rubbish is a pair of smelly old sneakers that are full of holes.

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Foolish discourse; nonsense.
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Refuse; garbage.
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Worthless material.
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Any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse.
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(chiefly Australia, New Zealand, UK, colloquial) 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.

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(chiefly Australia, New Zealand, UK, colloquial) Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.

The one day I actually practice my violin, the teacher cancels the lesson.

Aw, rubbish! Though at least this means you have time to play football...

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Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.

Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!

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(chiefly Australia, New Zealand, UK) Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.

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

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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?

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Fragments of buildings; ruins; debris.
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(UK) To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.
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Worthless, foolish ideas, statements, etc.; nonsense.
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Origin of rubbish

Anglo-Norman rubouses, of Unknown origin; presumably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *raub- (“to break") (from whence rob, via meaning “plunder, destroy"). Related to rubble. In verb sense “to criticize", attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang.