- intoxicated; drunk.
Origin of trashed
- anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish.
- foolish or pointless ideas, talk, or writing; nonsense.
- a worthless or disreputable person.
- such persons collectively.
- literary or artistic material of poor or inferior quality.
- broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, or the like.
- something that is broken or lopped off from anything in preparing it for use.
- the refuse of sugar cane after the juice has been expressed.
- Computers. an icon of a trash can that is used to delete files dragged onto it.
- Slang. to destroy, damage, or vandalize, as in anger or protest: The slovenly renters had trashed the house.
- to condemn, dismiss, or criticize as worthless: The article trashed several recent best-sellers.
- to remove the outer leaves of (a growing sugar cane plant).
- to free from superfluous twigs or branches.
Origin of trash
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Examples from the Web for trashed
The light rail line that links West Jerusalem with Israeli settlements in the east of the city has been trashed.The Seeds of the Next Intifada
July 7, 2014
His house was trashed soon after he led a 2006 Holocaust remembrance.Moral Courage: Imam for Peace
February 10, 2014
He was trashed by some of his contemporaries who just did not comprehend his greatness.John Eliot Gardiner Discusses His Monumental Bach Biography
November 10, 2013
Under the banner of fiscal responsibility, we trashed our credit rating.Washington Goes Platinum
January 8, 2013
The Two and Half Men star recently trashed his show on YouTube sitting beside a bizarre preacher.Is Tripping on Acid to Blame for Angus T. Jones’s Meltdown?
November 30, 2012
- informal drunk
- foolish ideas or talk; nonsense
- mainly US and Canadian useless or unwanted matter or objects
- a literary or artistic production of poor quality
- mainly US and Canadian a poor or worthless person or a group of such people
- bits that are broken or lopped off, esp the trimmings from trees or plants
- the dry remains of sugar cane after the juice has been extracted
- to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
- slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously
- (tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead
- a lead for a dog
Word Origin and History for trashed
"anything of little use or value," late 14c., perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse tros "rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs," Norwegian dialectal trask "lumber, trash, baggage," Swedish trasa "rags, tatters"), of unknown origin. Applied to ill-bred persons or groups from 1604 ("Othello"). Applied to domestic refuse or garbage in 1906 (American English).
"to discard as worthless," 1895, from trash (n.); in the sense of "destroy, vandalize" it is attested from 1970; extended to "criticize severely" in 1975. Related: Trashed; trashing.