Meaning of “rubbish” in the English Dictionary

"rubbish" in British English

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rubbishnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ us /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/

B1 UK US garbage, trash waste material or things that are no longer wanted or needed:

I forgot to put the rubbish out this morning.
Put the empty box in the rubbish bin.
Take the old furniture to the rubbish dump.

B2 informal something that you think is very low quality or not true:

The film was rubbish.
His ideas are a load of (old) rubbish.

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rubbishverb [ T ]

uk /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ us /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal

to criticize something:

Why does everyone rubbish my ideas?

rubbishadjective

uk /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ us /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/ UK informal

(Definition of “rubbish” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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rubbishnoun [ U ]

us /ˈrʌb·ɪʃ/

worthless and unwanted things or ideas; garbage:

All that was left of the property was a pile of rubbish nine feet high.
I can’t believe they broadcast such rubbish.

(Definition of “rubbish” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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