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[ruhb-i-shee] /ˈrʌb ɪ ʃi/
full of rubbish:
a rubbishy cellar.
suggestive of rubbish; trashy:
a rubbishy book.
Origin of rubbishy
First recorded in 1785-95; rubbish + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for rubbishy
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  • If she was too fond of her rubbishy children she couldn't help it.

    Peter and Wendy James Matthew Barrie
  • And it was the pokiest, most rubbishy, lackadaisical village I ever saw.

    The Mission of Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • Why will you not rather translate me than your rubbishy authors?

    Fair Haven and Foul Strand August Strindberg
  • He fixed up all the rubbishy evidence to mislead the investigators.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • If she was too fond of her rubbishy children, she couldn't help it.

    Peter Pan James M. Barrie
  • At this rubbishy speech, the tears, for the first time, came into her eyes.

    Jaffery William J. Locke
  • Why will he waste his time with a lot of rubbishy Latin authors?

    A Mere Accident

    George Moore
  • Aye, it's love as is taking you to Twitenham with the young man's rubbishy play.

    Madame Flirt Charles E. Pearce
  • They might go home and eat their rubbishy dinner themselves!

    L'Assommoir Emile Zola
  • She'd rather have it than your rubbishy peppermints, I can tell you.

    The Story Girl Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for rubbishy


worthless; of poor quality; useless
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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