rubbish

[ruhb-ish]
noun
1.
worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
2.
nonsense, as in writing or art: sentimental rubbish.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English rubbes, rob(b)ous < ?; cf. rubble


2. rot, balderdash, drivel, bosh.
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rubbish (ˈrʌbɪʃ)
 
n
1.  worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
2.  discarded or waste matter; refuse
3.  foolish words or speech; nonsense
 
vb
4.  informal (tr) to criticize; attack verbally
 
[C14 robys, of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

rubbish
c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. rubouses (1392), of unknown origin. Apparently somehow related to rubble. The verb sense of "disparage, criticize harshly" is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang.
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Slang Dictionary

rubbish definition


  1. n.
    nonsense. (Also an exclamation.) : Rubbish! That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Idioms & Phrases

rubbish

see good riddance (to bad rubbish).

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
Heaps of stone, bricks, and rubbish obstructed the approaches.
Pretty much all band-related apps are the same, and they're mostly rubbish.
Charging families for each bag of rubbish they produce seems environmentally
  sound and economically sensible.
Trying to convince people about the benefits of trophy lion harvest is sheer
  rubbish.
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