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.
Middle English robishe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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