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 for Rubbish
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rubbish \Rub"bish\, a.
     Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish;
     trashy. --De Quincey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rubbish \Rub"bish\, n. [OE. robows, robeux, rubble, originally
     an Old French plural from an assumed dim. of robe, probably
     in the sense of trash; cf. It. robaccia trash, roba stuff,
     goods, wares, robe. Thus, etymologically rubbish is the pl.
     of rubble. See Robe, and cf. Rubble.]
     Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless
     stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or
     fallen buildings; ruins; d['e]bris.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           What rubbish and what offal!             --Shak.
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           he saw the town's one half in rubbish lie. --Dryden.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Rubbish pulley. See Gin block, under Gin.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  rubbish
      n 1: worthless material that is to be disposed of [syn:
           rubbish, trash, scrap]
      2: nonsensical talk or writing [syn: folderol, rubbish,
         tripe, trumpery, trash, wish-wash, applesauce,
         codswallop]
      v 1: attack strongly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "rubbish":
     absurdity, afterglow, afterimage, amphigory, attack, babble,
     babblement, bad-mouth, balance, balderdash, baloney, bibble-babble,
     bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bosh, bric-a-brac, bull,
     bullshit, bunk, bunkum, butt, butt end, candle ends, castaway,
     castoff, cattle, chaff, chicken feed, chickenshit, clamjamfry,
     claptrap, clobber, crap, criticize, debris, derelict, destroy,
     details, detritus, discard, dogie, double-talk, dregs,
     dregs of society, drivel, drool, dross, dust, end, eyewash,
     fag end, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, filings, flapdoodle, flotsam,
     flotsam and jetsam, flummery, folderol, fossil, foundling,
     fragments, froth, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon,
     garbage, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gimcrackery,
     gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hokum, holdover, hooey, humbug,
     husks, jabber, jargon, jetsam, jump all over, jump on, junk,
     kelter, knickknackery, lagan, leavings, lees, leftovers, litter,
     lumber, malarkey, minutiae, moonshine, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit,
     niaiserie, nonsense, odds and ends, offal, offscourings, offscum,
     orphan, orts, pack of nonsense, palaver, pan, pap, parings,
     peanuts, piffle, poppycock, prate, prattle, raff, rags, rant,
     refuse, reject, rejects, relics, remainder, remains, remnant,
     residue, residuum, rest, riffraff, rigamarole, rigmarole, roach,
     rodomontade, rot, rubble, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings, scrap,
     scraps, scum, shadow, shavings, shoddy, skimble-skamble, slop,
     small beer, small change, sordes, straw, stubble,
     stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, stump, survival, sweepings,
     swinish multitude, tommyrot, trace, trash, trifles, trivia, truck,
     trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, vaporing, vermin,
     vestige, waffling, waif, waifs and strays, waste, wastrel
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  RUBBISH, n.  Worthless matter, such as the religions, philosophies,
  literatures, arts and sciences of the tribes infesting the regions
  lying due south from Boreaplas.
  

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