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adjective, trash·i·er, trash·i·est.
  1. of the nature of trash; inferior in quality; rubbishy; useless or worthless.
  2. (of a field) strewn with trash, especially the withered vegetation from an earlier crop.

Origin of trashy

First recorded in 1610–20; trash + -y1
Related formstrash·i·ly, adverbtrash·i·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of trashy

  • It didn't read like the other trashy things in there, and it sounded honest.

    Cap'n Eri

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The trashy novels pay well because his wife and daughters like them.


    William Graham Sumner

  • I'm afraid I've given you trashy stuff sometimes, just to keep you quiet.

    Elsie Venner

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

  • They have gone back to the weak, trashy ending which I discarded.

    The Light of the Star

    Hamlin Garland

  • Tomfoolery, nonsense; trashy, mild, and innocuous literature.

    The Slang Dictionary

    John Camden Hotten

British Dictionary definitions for trashy


adjective trashier or trashiest
  1. cheap, worthless, or badly made
Derived Formstrashily, adverbtrashiness, noun
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

Word Origin and History for trashy

"worthless," 1610s, from trash (n.) + -y (2). Related: Trashiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper