rubbish


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rubbish \Rub"bish\, a.
   Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish;
   trashy. --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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['e]bris.
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         What rubbish and what offal!             --Shak.
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         he saw the town's one half in rubbish lie. --Dryden.
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   Rubbish pulley. See Gin block, under Gin.
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