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English definition of “rubbish”

rubbish

noun [U]     /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/
B1 mainly UK (US garbage, also 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 .Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issues 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.Rubbish and wasteEnvironmental issuesNonsense
(Definition of rubbish noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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