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.
DERIVATIVES rubbishy adjective.
ORIGIN Old French rubbous, perhaps related to robe 'spoils' ; compare with RUBBLE(Cf. ↑rubbly).

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