Glossary of British Terms: rubbish


1. (n) Trash, waste, or discarded matter.

“That old thing? Just put it with the rubbish.”

Figure 1: Rubbish.

Figure 1. Rubbish.

2. (adj – slang) Lame, disappointing, aweful.

“That rubbish alarm clock just ruined my lie in.”

Figure 2: Rubbish alarm clock.

Figure 2. Rubbish alarm clock.

3. (interjection – slang) Nonsense!

“Rubbish!  Dogs don’t like aubergine.

Figure 3: Dog vs. aubergine.

Figure 3. Dog vs. aubergine.

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Posted by Tess on March 2nd, 2010 | Filed in british glossary, dog, food, inspired

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