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rubbish

[ ruhb-ish ]
/ ˈrʌb ɪʃ /
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noun
worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out; debris; litter; trash.
nonsense, as in writing or art: sentimental rubbish.
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Origin of rubbish

1350–1400; Middle English rubbes, rob(b)ous< ?; cf. rubble
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British Dictionary definitions for rubbish

rubbish
/ (ˈrʌbɪʃ) /

noun
worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
discarded or waste matter; refuse
foolish words or speech; nonsense
verb
(tr) informal to criticize; attack verbally

Word Origin for rubbish

C14 robys, of uncertain origin
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rubbish

rubbish

see good riddance (to bad rubbish).

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