- 1. adjective /ˈrʌbɪʃ/2. interjection /ˈrʌbɪʃ/a) Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.
The one day I actually practice my violin, the teacher cancels the lesson.b) Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.
Aw, rubbish! Though at least this means you have time to play football...3. noun /ˈrʌbɪʃ/
The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.b) Nonsense.
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?See Also: rubble4. verb /ˈrʌbɪʃ/
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Rubbish — Rub bish, n. [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff, goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl. of rubble. See … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Rubbish — Rub bish, a. Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
rubbish — [n1] garbage debris, dregs, dross, junk, litter, lumber, offal, refuse, rubble, rummage, scrap, sweepings, trash, waste; concept 260 Ant. possessions, property rubbish [n2] nonsense balderdash, bilge*, bunkum, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, hooey*,… … New thesaurus
rubbish — (n.) c.1400, from Anglo Fr. rubouses (late 14c.), of unknown origin. Apparently somehow related to RUBBLE (Cf. rubble). The verb sense of disparage, criticize harshly is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang … Etymology dictionary
rubbish — n *refuse, waste, trash, debris, garbage, offal … New Dictionary of Synonyms
rubbish — is used in BrE to mean ‘household refuse’. The corresponding term in AmE, and in some other non British varieties, is garbage or (in some contexts) trash, and a dustbin outside Britain is a garbage can or trash can … Modern English usage
rubbish — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) waste material; refuse or litter. 2) unimportant or valueless material. 3) nonsense; worthless talk or ideas. ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ criticize and reject as worthless. ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ very bad … English terms dictionary
rubbish — [rub′ish] n. [ME robous, robys: ult. < base of RUB] 1. any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse 2. worthless, foolish ideas, statements, etc.; nonsense vt. [Brit. Informal] TRASH1 (vt. 3a) rubbishy adj … English World dictionary
rubbish — noun ⇨ See also ↑garbage, ↑trash 1 (esp. BrE) waste material ADJECTIVE ▪ domestic, household ▪ garden … OF RUBBISH ▪ bag … Collocations dictionary
rubbish — rub|bish1 S3 [ˈrʌbıʃ] n [U] especially BrE [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: rubbous, perhaps from Old French robe; ROBE] 1.) food, paper etc that is no longer needed and has been thrown away American Equivalent: garbage American… … Dictionary of contemporary English
rubbish — 01. Nigel, can you please take the [rubbish] out? It s starting to smell. 02. The old man found some bits of fruit and uneaten food in the [rubbish]. 03. This music is absolute [rubbish]. How could anyone listen to it? 04. The man is talking… … Grammatical examples in English