Origin of rubbish
Examples from the Web for rubbish
Publishers print stacks of rubbish – “Beach Reading” – for your sake.
The actor has since denied involvement in the projects, calling rumors to the contrary “rubbish.”The Cult of Boba Fett: The ‘Star Wars’ Bounty Hunter’s Spin-Off|Rich Goldstein|June 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he advanced his, eyebrows contracted, and his lips seemed to form the word “rubbish.”Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People ought to know that if they stuff themselves silly with high-calorie, rubbish foods they will get fat.
There was rubble, half-collapsed houses, and mountains of rubbish everywhere.
Both yards were forlorn, uneven, and malodorous, from the heaps of offal and rubbish lying under the hot sun.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
I lay still, and seemed to be well covered with rubbish and to be unnoticed.The Escaping Club|A. J. Evans
The sparrows industriously collected all manner of rubbish, and stowed it away under the tiles of the Navigation School.The Red Room|August Strindberg
Suddenly a door opened, and a great quantity of rubbish was swept briskly into the street.The So-called Human Race|Bert Leston Taylor
The whole is surrounded by a deep wide ditch, which could be filled with water; it is now much filled up with rubbish.Letters from Palestine|J. D. Paxton
British Dictionary definitions for rubbish
Word Origin for rubbish
Word Origin and History for rubbish
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.
Idioms and Phrases with rubbish
see good riddance (to bad rubbish).