[ ruhb-i-shee ]
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  1. full of rubbish: a rubbishy cellar.

  2. suggestive of rubbish; trashy: a rubbishy book.

Origin of rubbishy

First recorded in 1785–95; rubbish + -y1

Words Nearby rubbishy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rubbishy in a sentence

  • Most o' they candidates did all their 'tisin' with rubbishy flags and balloons—made in Japan, Sir, every blamed one o' them!

  • Peter Gross observed its rubbishy surroundings with ill-concealed disgust.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • And it would be better for you to sit and read them rather than them rubbishy books you gets out of master's libery.

    Brooke's Daughter | Adeline Sergeant
  • And, on the other hand, you oughtn't to buy such rubbishy, shabby-genteel things as you do.

    Small Souls | Louis Couperus
  • Possibly; but dare one of you suggest that in competition with any rubbishy sensation-monger either of them will stand a chance?

    Art | Clive Bell

British Dictionary definitions for rubbishy


/ (ˈrʌbɪʃɪ) /

  1. worthless; of poor quality; useless

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