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English Dictionary: rubbish by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
rubbish
n
  1. worthless material that is to be disposed of [syn: rubbish, trash, scrap]
  2. nonsensical talk or writing
    Synonym(s): folderol, rubbish, tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce, codswallop
v
  1. attack strongly
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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 {Robe}, and cf. {Rubble}.]
      Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless
      stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or
      fallen buildings; ruins; d[82]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}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Rubbish \Rub"bish\, a.
      Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish;
      trashy. --De Quincey.
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