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noun [uncountable] rubbish pronunciation in British English /ˈrʌbɪʃ/
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  1. 1
    things that you throw away because they are no longer useful, such as old food, paper or plastic used for wrapping things, and empty containers
    The council is encouraging people to recycle their household rubbish.
    The streets were littered with rubbish.
  2. 2
    things that someone says or writes that are not reasonable or sensible
    Most of the information in her article was utter rubbish.
    As usual, he was talking complete rubbish.
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  3. 3
    something that is useless, of no value, or of very low quality
    Critics have described the paintings as worthless rubbish.
    Cable TV, to quote Mr James, is just ‘200 channels of rubbish’.


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