Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) nonsensical talk or writing
  2. (noun, substance) worthless material that is to be disposed of
  3. (verb, communication) attack strongly

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Rubbish

  1. c.1400, from Anglo-Fr. rubouses (1392), of unknown origin. Apparently somehow related to rubble. The verb sense of "disparage, criticize harshly" is first attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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