from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Refuse; garbage.
- n. Worthless material.
- n. Foolish discourse; nonsense.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Exceedingly bad; awful; terrible; crappy.
- interj. Expresses that something is exceedingly bad, terrible or awful.
- interj. Expresses that what was recently said is untruth or nonsense.
- n. Garbage, junk, refuse, waste.
- n. Nonsense.
- v. To denounce, to criticise, to denigrate, to disparage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; débris.
- adj. Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Waste, broken, or worn-out material; useless fragments or remains collectively, especially of stone; refuse in general.
- n. Any useless or worthless stuff; that which serves no good purpose, or is fit only to be thrown away; trash; trumpery; litter: used of both material and immaterial things.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. worthless material that is to be disposed of
- v. attack strongly
- n. nonsensical talk or writing
Middle English robishe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Anglo-Norman rubouses, of Unknown origin; presumably ultimately from Proto-Germanic *raub- (“to break”) (from whence rob, via meaning “plunder, destroy”). Related to rubble. In verb sense “to criticize”, attested 1953 in Australian and New Zealand slang. (Wiktionary)