1. Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.
    The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.
  2. Nonsense.
    Everything the teacher said during that lesson was rubbish. How can she possibly think that a bass viol and a cello are the same thing?
  3. Fragments of buildings; ruins; debris.


  1. To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.


  1. Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy.
    This has been a rubbish day, and it's about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.


  1. Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.
    The one day I actually practice my violin, the teacher cancels the lesson.
    Aw, rubbish! Though at least this means you have time to play football...
  2. Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.
    Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!

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