from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish.
- n. Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings.
- n. The refuse of sugar cane after extraction of the juice.
- n. A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded: threw the wrapper in the trash.
- n. Empty words or ideas.
- n. Worthless or offensive literary or artistic material.
- n. Disparaging, often abusive speech about a person or group.
- n. A person or group of people regarded as worthless or contemptible.
- transitive v. Slang To throw away; discard: trashed the broken toaster.
- transitive v. Slang To wreck or destroy by or as if by vandalism; reduce to trash or ruins.
- transitive v. Slang To beat up; assault.
- transitive v. Slang To subject to scathing criticism or abuse; attack verbally: "The ... professor trashes conservative ... proposals as well as liberal nostrums” ( Michael Marien).
- transitive v. To remove twigs or branches from.
- transitive v. To cut off the outer leaves of (growing sugar cane).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Useless things to be discarded
- n. A container into which things are discarded
- n. Something of poor quality
- n. People of low social status or class. (See, for example, white trash.)
- n. Temporary storage on disk for files that the user has deleted, allowing them to be recovered if necessary.
- v. To discard.
- v. To make into a mess.
- v. To beat soundly in a game.
- v. To disrespect someone or something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse.
- n. Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.
- n. A worthless person.
- n. A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.
- transitive v. To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.
- transitive v. To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.
- transitive v. To hold back by a trash or leash, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard, encumber, or restrain; to clog; to hinder vexatiously.
- intransitive v. To follow with violence and trampling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low grade of tobacco-leaf. See white Burley tobacco.
- To discard.
- To remove the outer leaves from (growing cane). See cane-trash, 2.
- n. Something broken, snapped, or lopped off; broken or torn bits, as twigs, splinters, rags, and the like. Compare cane-trash and trash-ice.
- n. Hence, waste; refuse; rubbish; dross; that which is worthless or useless.
- n. Money.
- n. A low, worthless person. See white trash.
- To free from superfluous twigs or branches; lop; crop: as, to trash trees.
- To wear out; beat down; crush; harass; maltreat; jade.
- To tramp and shuffle about.
- n. A clog; anything fastened to a dog or other animal to keep it from ranging widely, straying, leaping fences, or the like.
- n. Hence A clog or encumbrance, in a metaphorical sense.
- To hold back by a leash, halter, or leaded collar, as a dog in pursuing game; hence, to retard; clog; encumber; hinder.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. worthless material that is to be disposed of
- v. dispose of (something useless or old)
- n. an amphetamine derivative (trade name Methedrine) used in the form of a crystalline hydrochloride; used as a stimulant to the nervous system and as an appetite suppressant
- n. nonsensical talk or writing
- n. worthless people
- v. express a totally negative opinion of
Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialectal trask.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Perhaps from Old Norse tros ("rubbish, fallen leaves and twigs"). Compare Swedish trasa. (Wiktionary)