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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rubbish mean? 

RUBBISH (noun)
  The noun RUBBISH has 2 senses:

1. worthless material that is to be disposed of
2. nonsensical talk or writing

  Familiarity information: RUBBISH used as a noun is rare.

RUBBISH (verb)
  The verb RUBBISH has 1 sense:

1. attack strongly

  Familiarity information: RUBBISH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

RUBBISH (noun)

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Worthless material that is to be disposed of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances


rubbish; trash; scrap

Hypernyms ("rubbish" is a kind of...):

waste; waste material; waste matter; waste product (any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "rubbish"):

scrap metal (discarded metal suitable for reprocessing)

debris; detritus; dust; junk; rubble (the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up)

litter (rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places))

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Nonsensical talk or writing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


trumpery; codswallop; folderol; wish-wash; applesauce; tripe; rubbish; trash

Hypernyms ("rubbish" is a kind of...):

drivel; garbage (a worthless message)

Domain usage:

argot; cant; jargon; lingo; patois; slang; vernacular (a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves))

RUBBISH (verb)

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Attack strongly

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "rubbish" is one way to...):

assail; assault; attack; lash out; round; snipe (attack in speech or writing)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody

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