UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈrʌbɪʃ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈrʌbɪʃ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rubish)

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
rub•bish /ˈrʌbɪʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. worthless material that is thrown out;
    trash:piles of rubbish.
  2. nonsense, as in writing or art:sentimental rubbish.
rub•bish•y, adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
rub•bish  (rubish),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. worthless, unwanted material that is rejected or thrown out;
  2. nonsense, as in writing or art:sentimental rubbish.
  • ?; compare rubble
  • Middle English rubbes, rob(b)ous 1350–1400
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged rot, balderdash, drivel, bosh.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
rubbish /ˈrʌbɪʃ/ n
  1. worthless, useless, or unwanted matter
  2. discarded or waste matter; refuse
  3. foolish words or speech; nonsense
  1. (transitive) informal to criticize; attack verbally
Etymology: 14th Century robys, of uncertain origin
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Collocations: UK: [throw, put] it in the rubbish [bin, container], UK: rubbish [dumps, disposal, sites, tips, bags], [thrown, put, found] on the rubbish heap, more...

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