rubbish

noun ⇨ See also ↑garbage, ↑trash
1 (esp. BrE) waste material
ADJECTIVE
domestic, household
garden
… OF RUBBISH
bag, pile
tons
VERB + RUBBISH
put out

I forgot to put the rubbish out last night.

collect, remove, take away

The rubbish is collected on Tuesdays.

clear, clear out, dispose of, dump, throw, throw away, throw out

He's clearing rubbish out of the attic.

Someone had dumped their rubbish by the road.

Throw the rubbish in the bin.

leave

Don't leave your rubbish on the bus.

strew, strew around (both usually passive)

There was rubbish strewn around everywhere.

pick up
RUBBISH + VERB
decay, rot
RUBBISH + NOUN
bag, bin, skip
dump, heap, tip
collection, disposal
chute
2 (BrE) sth that you think is bad/silly/wrong
ADJECTIVE
absolute, complete, total, utter

The film was absolute rubbish.

worthless

Many critics see the paintings as worthless rubbish.

old

The antique shop was just full of old rubbish.

VERB + RUBBISH
talk

Don't talk such rubbish!

PREPOSITION
rubbish about

the usual rubbish about his undiscovered talents

PHRASES
a load of rubbish

What he said was just a load of old rubbish.

what rubbish!

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Rubbish — Rub bish, n. [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff, goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl. of rubble. See …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rubbish — Rub bish, a. Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rubbish — [n1] garbage debris, dregs, dross, junk, litter, lumber, offal, refuse, rubble, rummage, scrap, sweepings, trash, waste; concept 260 Ant. possessions, property rubbish [n2] nonsense balderdash, bilge*, bunkum, drivel, gibberish, hogwash, hooey*,… …   New thesaurus

  • rubbish — (n.) c.1400, from Anglo Fr. rubouses (late 14c.), of unknown origin. Apparently somehow related to RUBBLE (Cf. rubble). The verb sense of disparage, criticize harshly is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang …   Etymology dictionary

  • rubbish — n *refuse, waste, trash, debris, garbage, offal …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • rubbish — is used in BrE to mean ‘household refuse’. The corresponding term in AmE, and in some other non British varieties, is garbage or (in some contexts) trash, and a dustbin outside Britain is a garbage can or trash can …   Modern English usage

  • rubbish — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. 1) waste material; refuse or litter. 2) unimportant or valueless material. 3) nonsense; worthless talk or ideas. ► VERB Brit. informal ▪ criticize and reject as worthless. ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ very bad …   English terms dictionary

  • rubbish — [rub′ish] n. [ME robous, robys: ult. < base of RUB] 1. any material rejected or thrown away as worthless; trash; refuse 2. worthless, foolish ideas, statements, etc.; nonsense vt. [Brit. Informal] TRASH1 (vt. 3a) rubbishy adj …   English World dictionary

  • rubbish — rub|bish1 S3 [ˈrʌbıʃ] n [U] especially BrE [Date: 1300 1400; : Anglo French; Origin: rubbous, perhaps from Old French robe; ROBE] 1.) food, paper etc that is no longer needed and has been thrown away American Equivalent: garbage American… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rubbish — 01. Nigel, can you please take the [rubbish] out? It s starting to smell. 02. The old man found some bits of fruit and uneaten food in the [rubbish]. 03. This music is absolute [rubbish]. How could anyone listen to it? 04. The man is talking… …   Grammatical examples in English

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