rubbish


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rub·bish

 (rŭb′ĭsh)
n.
1. Refuse; garbage.
2. Worthless material.
3. Foolish discourse; nonsense.

[Middle English robishe.]

rubbish

(ˈrʌbɪʃ)
n
1. worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
2. discarded or waste matter; refuse
3. foolish words or speech; nonsense
vb
(tr) informal to criticize; attack verbally
[C14 robys, of uncertain origin]

rub•bish

(ˈrʌb ɪʃ)

n.
1. worthless material that is rejected or thrown out; litter; trash.
2. nonsense, as in writing or art: sentimental rubbish.
[1350–1400; Middle English rubbes, rob(b)ous]
rub′bish•y, adj.

rubbish

  • bilge - Can mean "nonsense, rubbish."
  • culch - Rubbish or refuse, or meat scraps.
  • flathers - A synonym for rubbish or dirt.
  • quisquilious, quisquiliary, quisquilian - Quisquilious and quisquiliary mean "having the nature of refuse or rubbish," and quisquilian means "consisting of trash or rubbish."

rubbish

In British English, waste food and other unwanted things that you throw away are called rubbish.

Illegal dumping of household rubbish was very common.

In American English, waste food is called garbage and other things that are thrown away are called trash.

There were rotting piles of garbage everywhere.
They dumped their trash on the street.

rubbish


Past participle: rubbished
Gerund: rubbishing

Imperative
rubbish
rubbish
Present
I rubbish
you rubbish
he/she/it rubbishes
we rubbish
you rubbish
they rubbish
Preterite
I rubbished
you rubbished
he/she/it rubbished
we rubbished
you rubbished
they rubbished
Present Continuous
I am rubbishing
you are rubbishing
he/she/it is rubbishing
we are rubbishing
you are rubbishing
they are rubbishing
Present Perfect
I have rubbished
you have rubbished
he/she/it has rubbished
we have rubbished
you have rubbished
they have rubbished
Past Continuous
I was rubbishing
you were rubbishing
he/she/it was rubbishing
we were rubbishing
you were rubbishing
they were rubbishing
Past Perfect
I had rubbished
you had rubbished
he/she/it had rubbished
we had rubbished
you had rubbished
they had rubbished
Future
I will rubbish
you will rubbish
he/she/it will rubbish
we will rubbish
you will rubbish
they will rubbish
Future Perfect
I will have rubbished
you will have rubbished
he/she/it will have rubbished
we will have rubbished
you will have rubbished
they will have rubbished
Future Continuous
I will be rubbishing
you will be rubbishing
he/she/it will be rubbishing
we will be rubbishing
you will be rubbishing
they will be rubbishing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rubbishing
you have been rubbishing
he/she/it has been rubbishing
we have been rubbishing
you have been rubbishing
they have been rubbishing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rubbishing
you will have been rubbishing
he/she/it will have been rubbishing
we will have been rubbishing
you will have been rubbishing
they will have been rubbishing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rubbishing
you had been rubbishing
he/she/it had been rubbishing
we had been rubbishing
you had been rubbishing
they had been rubbishing
Conditional
I would rubbish
you would rubbish
he/she/it would rubbish
we would rubbish
you would rubbish
they would rubbish
Past Conditional
I would have rubbished
you would have rubbished
he/she/it would have rubbished
we would have rubbished
you would have rubbished
they would have rubbished

rubbish

garbage
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubbish - worthless material that is to be disposed ofrubbish - worthless material that is to be disposed of
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
scrap metal - discarded metal suitable for reprocessing; "he finally sold the car for scrap metal"
debris, detritus, junk, rubble, dust - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
litter - rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
2.rubbish - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Verb1.rubbish - attack strongly
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"

rubbish

noun
1. waste, refuse, scrap, junk (informal), litter, debris, crap (slang), garbage (chiefly U.S.), trash, lumber, offal, dross, dregs, flotsam and jetsam, grot (slang), dreck (slang, chiefly U.S.), offscourings unwanted household rubbish
2. nonsense, garbage (chiefly U.S.), drivel, twaddle, balls (taboo slang), bull (slang), shit (taboo slang), pants (slang), rot, crap (slang), trash, bullshit (taboo slang), hot air (informal), tosh (slang, chiefly Brit.), bollocks (Brit. taboo slang), pap, cobblers (Brit. taboo slang), bilge (informal), tripe (informal), gibberish, guff (slang), havers (Scot.), moonshine, claptrap (informal), hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), codswallop (Brit. slang), piffle (informal), poppycock (informal), balderdash, bosh (informal), wack (U.S. slang), eyewash (informal), stuff and nonsense, flapdoodle (slang), tommyrot, horsefeathers (U.S. slang), bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) He's talking rubbish.
adjective hopeless, incompetent, poor, no good, inadequate, pants (informal), useless (informal), pathetic, inferior, ineffectual He was rubbish at his job.
verb criticize, condemn, censure, disparage, knock (informal), blast, pan (informal), slam (slang), flame (informal), put down, slate (informal), have a go at (informal), disapprove of, tear into (informal), diss (slang, chiefly U.S.), find fault with, nag at, lambast(e), pick holes in, excoriate, pick to pieces, give (someone or something) a bad press, animadvert on or upon, pass strictures upon devoted to rubbishing her political opponents

rubbish

noun
Translations
تافِهكَلام فارِغنُفايَههُرَاء
odpadkysmetímizernýnesmyslnesmysly
affaldelendigvrøvl
jätesurkea
bezvezansmeće
szemét
ruglrusl, sorp
ごみだめな
쓰레기하찮은
atkritumiblēņasgružimuļķības
na smeti
neumnostodpadki
prata struntskräp
ขยะที่ไร้สาระ
rácvớ vẩn

rubbish

[ˈrʌbɪʃ]
A. N
1.basura f
2. (fig) (= goods, film etc) → basura f, birria f, porquería f; (spoken, written) → tonterías fpl, disparates mpl
he talks a lot of rubbishno dice más que tonterías
the book is rubbishla novela es una basura
B. ADJ to be rubbish at sth (Brit) (= useless) → no tener ni idea de algo, ser un negado or (Sp) un manta en algo
D. CPD rubbish bin N (Brit) → cubo m de la basura, basurero m
rubbish chute Nrampa f de la basura
rubbish collection Nrecogida f de basuras, recolección f de la basura
rubbish dump, rubbish heap Nbasurero m, vertedero m, basural m (LAm)

rubbish

[ˈrʌbɪʃ]
n
(mainly British) (from household)ordures fpl; (from garden)déchets mpl; (in streets)ordures fpl
When do they collect the rubbish? → Quand est-ce qu'ils ramassent les ordures? garden rubbish, household rubbish
(mainly British) (= worthless goods) → camelote f
They sell a lot of rubbish at the market → Ils vendent beaucoup de camelote au marché.
(= rubbishy book, programme) → ânerie f
There is so much rubbish on TV → Il y a tellement d'âneries à la télé.
to be rubbish [film, book, song] → être nul(le); [food] → être dégueulasse
(mainly British) (= nonsense) → bêtises fpl, âneries fpl
Don't talk rubbish! → Ne dis pas de bêtises!
What you've just said is rubbish → Ce que tu viens de dire est une bêtise.
that's a load of rubbish! → c'est vraiment n'importe quoi!
rubbish! → foutaise!
adj (British) (= useless) → nul(le)
They're a rubbish team! → Cette équipe est nulle!
to be rubbish at sth → être nul à qch
modif [disposal, heap] → des ordures; [heap] → d'ordures rubbish bag
vt
(British)dénigrerrubbish bag nsac m poubellerubbish bin n (British)poubelle frubbish collection nramassage m des orduresrubbish dump n (in town)décharge frubbish tip n
(in town)décharge f
(fig)dépotoir m

rubbish

(esp Brit)
n
(= waste material)Abfall m, → Abfälle pl; (= household rubbish, in factory also) → Müll m; (on building site) → Schutt m; (fig: = trashy goods, record etc) → Mist m; household rubbishHausmüll m; garden rubbishGartenabfälle pl; most modern furniture is rubbishdie meisten modernen Möbel sind nichts wert
(inf: = nonsense) → Quatsch m (inf), → Blödsinn m; don’t talk rubbish!red keinen Quatsch or Blödsinn! (inf); he talked a lot or a load of rubbisher hat eine Menge Blödsinn verzapft (inf); (what a lot of) rubbish!(so ein) Quatsch! (inf); this book is rubbishdas Buch ist Quatsch (inf)
attr (inf)
I’m rubbish at itich bin zu blöd dazu (inf); I’m rubbish at doing itich krieg das (einfach) nicht hin (inf)
vt (inf) person, idearuntermachen (inf)

rubbish

in cpds (esp Brit) → Müll-;
rubbish bin
nMülleimer m
rubbish cart
nMüllwagen m
rubbish chute
rubbish collection
nMüllabfuhr f
rubbish dump
nMüllabladeplatz m; (in garden: also rubbish heap) → Abfallhaufen m
rubbish tip

rubbish

[ˈrʌbɪʃ]
1. n (waste material) → rifiuti mpl; (household rubbish) → spazzatura, immondizia; (nonsense) → sciocchezze fpl, fesserie fpl; (worthless stuff) → cose fpl senza valore, robaccia
children today eat a lot of rubbish → oggigiorno i bambini mangiano un sacco di porcherie
the film was rubbish → il film non valeva niente
what you've just said is rubbish → stai dicendo sciocchezze
rubbish! (fam) → sciocchezze!, fesserie!
2. vt (fam) → sputtanare

rubbish

(ˈrabiʃ) noun
1. waste material; things that have been or are to be thrown away. Our rubbish is taken away twice a week; (also adjective) a rubbish bin/bag.
2. nonsense. Don't talk rubbish!

rubbish

تافِه, هُرَاء mizerný, odpadky affald, elendig Abfall, unsinnig άχρηστος, σκουπίδι basura, pésimo jäte, surkea déchets, nul bezvezan, smeće immondizia, pessimo ごみ, だめな 쓰레기, 하찮은 afval, waardeloos søppel, tåpelig bzdurny, śmieci lixo, ruim, sem qualidade дрянной, хлам prata strunt, skräp ขยะ, ที่ไร้สาระ berbat, çöp rác, vớ vẩn 垃圾的, 糟透的
References in classic literature ?
Laurie's a nice boy and I like him, and I won't have any sentimental stuff about compliments and such rubbish.
The pile of rubbish belonged to the Paris Dry Goods Company.
We might say (without in the least imputing crime to a personage of his eminent respectability) that there was enough of splendid rubbish in his life to cover up and paralyze a more active and subtile conscience than the Judge was ever troubled with.
Large quantities of similar rubbish lay lumbering the floor.
It was late at night, and Tom lay groaning and bleeding alone, in an old forsaken room of the gin-house, among pieces of broken machinery, piles of damaged cotton, and other rubbish which had there accumulated.
And they gave me no end of points about how to scout for giants, and how to scoop them in; and they told me all sorts of charms against en- chantments, and gave me salves and other rubbish to put on my wounds.
These piteous wrecks that are my comrades here say we have reached the bottom of the scale, the final humiliation; they say that when a horse is no longer worth the weeds and discarded rubbish they feed to him, they sell him to the bull-ring for a glass of brandy, to make sport for the people and perish for their pleasure.
As we tramped gaily out at the gate of the town, we overtook a peasant's cart, partly laden with odds and ends of cabbages and similar vegetable rubbish, and drawn by a small cow and a smaller donkey yoked together.
It was the leaves and rubbish on the raft and the smashed oar.
It was the treasure-box, sure enough, occupying a snug little cavern, along with an empty powder-keg, a couple of guns in leather cases, two or three pairs of old moccasins, a leather belt, and some other rubbish well soaked with the water-drip.
Therefore, I followed him without a word, to a retired nook of the garden, formed by the junction of two walls and screened by some rubbish.
He must be a fool, for he contested the last Birmingham election, and came out at the foot of the poll with thirty-two votes through calling himself a Social Democrat or some such foreign rubbish, instead of saying out like a man that he was a Radical.