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rubbish

English

Etymology

Anglo-Norman rubouses.

Adjective

rubbish

  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crap.
    This has been a rubbish day, and it's about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.

Interjection

rubbish!

  1. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) 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...

Noun

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Singular
rubbish

Plural
-

rubbish (-)
  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?

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Verb

Infinitive
to rubbish

Third person singular
rubbish

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to rubbish (third-person singular simple present rubbish, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To denounce, to criticise.

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