Dictionary.com

trash

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

noun
verb (used with object)
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

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. 2023

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