[ trash ]
/ træʃ /


verb (used with object)

Origin of trash

1325–75; Middle English trasches (plural), apparently cognate with Norwegian trask rubbish; akin to Old English trus brushwood, Old Norse tros rubbish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for trash (1 of 2)

/ (træʃ) /



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)

/ (træʃ) archaic /


(tr) to restrain with or as if with a lead


a lead for a dog

Word Origin for trash

C17: perhaps from obsolete French tracier to track, trace 1
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