- (UK, colloquial) Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy.
- This has been a rubbish day, and it's about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.
- (UK, colloquial) Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.
- The one day I actually practice my violin, the teacher cancels the lesson.
- Aw, rubbish! Though at least this means you have time to play football...
- Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.
- Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!
- (chiefly UK) Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.
- The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.
Adjectives for Rubbish
worthless; dripping; fragmentary; inconceivable; unutterable; intelligent-sounding; hypocritical; delightful; sea-drifted; noxious; mental.
Verbs for Rubbish
cart—; cast—; clutter with—; consign to—; dig in—; dispose of—; haul—; heap—; mingle with—; object to—; reject as—; relegate to—; remove—; sweep away—; trample on—; —offends; —reeks; —stains.
absurdity, afterglow, afterimage, amphigory, attack, babble, babblement, bad-mouth, balance, balderdash, baloney, bibble-babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bosh, bric-a-brac, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, butt, butt end, candle ends, castaway, castoff, cattle, chaff, chicken feed, chickenshit, clamjamfry, claptrap, clobber, crap, criticize, debris, derelict, destroy, details, detritus, discard, dogie, double-talk, dregs, dregs of society, drivel, drool, dross, dust, end, eyewash, fag end, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, filings, flapdoodle, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, flummery, folderol, fossil, foundling, fragments, froth, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gimcrackery, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hokum, holdover, hooey, humbug, husks, jabber, jargon, jetsam, jump all over, jump on, junk, kelter, knickknackery, lagan, leavings, lees, leftovers, litter, lumber, malarkey, minutiae, moonshine, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, odds and ends, offal, offscourings, offscum, orphan, orts, pack of nonsense, palaver, pan, pap, parings, peanuts, piffle, poppycock, prate, prattle, raff, rags, rant, refuse, reject, rejects, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residue, residuum, rest, riffraff, rigamarole, rigmarole, roach, rodomontade, rot, rubble, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings, scrap, scraps, scum, shadow, shavings, shoddy, skimble-skamble, slop, small beer, small change, sordes, straw, stubble, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, stump, survival, sweepings, swinish multitude, tommyrot, trace, trash, trifles, trivia, truck, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, vermin, vestige, waffling, waif, waifs and strays, waste, wastrel
Anglo-Norman rubouses, of Unknown origin; presumably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *raub- (“to break”) (from whence rob, via meaning “plunder, destroy”). Related to rubble. In verb sense “to criticize”, attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang.
- The translations below need to be checked.