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rubbish

[ruhb-ish] /ˈrʌb ɪʃ/
noun
1.
worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
2.
nonsense, as in writing or art:
sentimental rubbish.
Origin of rubbish
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English rubbes, rob(b)ous < ?; cf. rubble
Synonyms
2. rot, balderdash, drivel, bosh.
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rubbish

/ˈrʌbɪʃ/
noun
1.
worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
2.
discarded or waste matter; refuse
3.
foolish words or speech; nonsense
verb
4.
(transitive) (informal) to criticize; attack verbally
Word Origin
C14 robys, of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for rubbish
n.

c.1400, robous, from Anglo-French rubouses (late 14c.), of unknown origin. No apparent cognates in Old French; apparently somehow related to rubble (see OED). Spelling with -ish is from late 15c. The verb sense of "disparage, criticize harshly" is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang. Related: Rubbished; rubbishing.

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rubbish

noun

Something of inferior quality; nonsense (1600+)

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