Definitions for: Rubbish


[n] nonsensical talk or writing
[n] worthless material that is discarded
[v] attack strongly



Webster (1913) Definition: 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 Robe, and cf. Rubble.]
Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless
stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or
fallen buildings; ruins; d['e]bris.

What rubbish and what offal! --Shak.

he saw the town's one half in rubbish lie. --Dryden.

Rubbish pulley. See Gin block, under Gin.


Rub"bish, a.
Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish;
trashy. --De Quincey.

Synonyms: applesauce, codswallop, folderol, trash, trash, tripe, trumpery, wish-wash

See Also: assail, assault, attack, debris, detritus, drivel, dust, junk, lash out, litter, round, rubble, snipe, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product

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