Origin of garbage
Examples from the Web for garbage
“At worst, Eric picked up a garbage can, was told by police to put it down, and did,” his lawyer, Martin Stoler, insisted.
Brabner talked about the “MTV people” coming to Cleveland to get pictures of Pekar emptying the garbage and going bowling.
The kid moved again, slowly across the parking lot to the garbage bin.
Then he took the chicken and walked over to his spot near the garbage and sat down to eat it.
He held the garbage close to his face, then put it back in the bin.
A garbage collector jabbered excitedly that he had found the victim lying thus only a moment before.Saboteurs on the River|Mildred A. Wirt
They won't like him as a sermon so much as a garbage man but he's a sermon just the same.Vignettes Of San Francisco|Almira Bailey
The Horse-Car is an omnivorous animal, though its chief diet is garbage, as our sense of smell has often proved to us.
Their wells polluted with garbage and filth; in some cases deliberately poisoned, in others totally destroyed by dynamite.How I Filmed the War|Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
The garbage pail should be emptied and washed every day, and carefully scalded once or twice a week.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario
British Dictionary definitions for garbage
Word Origin for garbage
Word Origin and History for garbage
early 15c., "giblets of a fowl, waste parts of an animal," later confused with garble in its sense of "siftings, refuse." Perhaps some senses derive from Old French garbe "a bundle of sheaves, entrails," from Proto-Germanic *garba- (cf. Dutch garf, German garbe "sheaf"), from PIE *ghrebh- "a handful, a grasp." Sense of "refuse, filth" is first attested 1580s; used figuratively for "worthless stuff" from 1590s. Garbology "study of waste as a social science" is from 1976.