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Origin of rubbishy

First recorded in 1785–95; rubbish + -y1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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