An example of trash are reality television shows.
An example of trash is talking badly about a friend behind their back.
An example of trash is throwing a television out a second story window.
An example of trash is food packaging once the food has been removed.
An afternoon of trash TV.
To trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of trash
- Probably of Scandinavian origin Norwegian dialectal trask
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Probably a dialectal form of (compare Orkney truss, English dialectal trous), from Old Norse tros (“rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs"). Compare Norwegian trask (“lumber, trash, baggage"), Swedish trasa (“rag, cloth, worthless fellow"), Swedish trÃ¥s (“dry fallen twigs, wood-waste"). Compare also Old English þreahs, þreax (“rottenness, rubbish").