Dictionary.com

trash

[ trash ]
/ træʃ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: trash / trashed / trashing on Thesaurus.com

noun
verb (used with object)
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of trash

First recorded in 1325–75; Middle English trasches (plural), apparently cognate with Norwegian trask “rubbish”; akin to Old English trus “brushwood,” Old Norse tros “rubbish”
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use trash in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trash (1 of 2)

trash1
/ (træʃ) /

noun
verb
to remove the outer leaves and branches from (growing plants, esp sugar cane)
slang to attack or destroy (someone or something) wilfully or maliciously

Derived forms of trash

trashery, noun

Word Origin for trash

C16: of obscure origin; perhaps related to Norwegian trask

British Dictionary definitions for trash (2 of 2)

trash2
/ (træʃ) archaic /

verb
(tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead
noun
a lead for a dog

Word Origin for trash

C17: perhaps from obsolete French tracier to track, trace 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK