rubbish

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Noun[change]

Singular
rubbish

Plural
none

Rubbish
  1. (uncountable) Rubbish is unwanted things such as plastic bags, half-eaten food, and broken toys.
    She's always throwing her left-over food on the ground, and not in the rubbish bin.
    People drive by and dump all manner of rubbish.
  2. (uncountable), (slang) Rubbish is a stupid or wrong idea.
    You're going to sing? Rubbish! Total rubbish! You can't sing.
    Oh, I don't watch TV. It's a load of rubbish.
    He was tired and angry and didn't want to listen to his friend talking rubbish.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rubbish

Third-person singular
rubbishes

Past tense
rubbished

Past participle
rubbished

Present participle
rubbishing

  1. (transitive) If you rubbish something, you say it's bad or stupid.
    It's not very good, but I didn't want to completely rubbish it.