Even judge Simon Cowell called their graceful dance “rubbish, but brilliant” and “incredibly infectious.”
Months of occupation have not been kind and rubbish is strewn across the entrance hall.
They make a big deal of his being in a wheelchair, but that is rubbish.
Publishers print stacks of rubbish – “Beach Reading” – for your sake.
I have been telling my students for years that such language strikes me as rubbish.
They proved to be two heaps of rubbish, from constructions of stone.
Beatrice privately thought that she would prefer not to know all that rubbish.
If there is anything more worthy of the name of rubbish, pray let us know what it is.
There was no malice in my rubbish; but it laughed at the captain.
This being removed, they reached a larger opening, but filled with rubbish and sand.
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.
Something of inferior quality; nonsense (1600+)