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  1. full of rubbish: a rubbishy cellar.
  2. suggestive of rubbish; trashy: a rubbishy book.
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Origin of rubbishy

First recorded in 1785–95; rubbish + -y1
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Related Words for rubbishy

poor, bad, base, bogus, cheesy, common, commonplace, crappy, dud, flashy, garbage, garish, lousy, mangy, mean, mediocre, meretricious, ordinary, paltry, ratty

Examples from the Web for rubbishy

Historical Examples of rubbishy

  • 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?

  • He fixed up all the rubbishy evidence to mislead the investigators.

  • If she was too fond of her rubbishy children, she couldn't help it.

    Peter Pan

    James M. Barrie

British Dictionary definitions for rubbishy


  1. worthless; of poor quality; useless
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