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Meaning of RUBBISH

Pronunciation:  'rubish

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  nonsensical talk or writing
  2. [n]  worthless material that is discarded
  3. [v]  attack strongly

RUBBISH is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: applesauce, codswallop, folderol, trash, trash, tripe, trumpery, wish-wash
 See Also: assail, assault, attack, debris, detritus, drivel, dust, junk, lash out, litter, round, rubble, snipe, waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 {Robe}, and cf. {Rubble}.]
    Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless
    stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or
    fallen buildings; ruins; d['e]bris.
          What rubbish and what offal!             --Shak.
          he saw the town's one half in rubbish lie. --Dryden.
    {Rubbish pulley}. See {Gin block}, under {Gin}.
  2. \Rub"bish\, a.
    Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish;
    trashy. --De Quincey.