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trash

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

trashn. [Cf. Icel. tros rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi a slovenly fellow, Sw. trasa a rag, tatter.].
  •  That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse.  [1913 Webster]
    "Who steals my purse steals trash."  [1913 Webster]
    "A haunch of venison would be trash to a Brahmin."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like.  [1913 Webster]
    " In the West Indies, the decayed leaves and stems of canes are called field trash; the bruised or macerated rind of canes is called cane trash; and both are called trash."  B. Edwards.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A worthless person.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game.  Markham.  [1913 Webster]
Trash ice, crumbled ice mixed with water.
trashv. t. 
  •  To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane.  B. Edwards.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  Beau. & Fl.  [1913 Webster]
trashv. i. 
     To follow with violence and trampling.  The Puritan (1607).  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

trash, n. & v.
--n.
1 esp. US worthless or waste stuff; rubbish, refuse.
2 a worthless person or persons.
3 a thing of poor workmanship or material.
4 (in full cane-trash) W.Ind. the refuse of crushed sugar canes and dried stripped leaves and tops of sugar cane used as fuel.
--v.tr.
1 esp. US colloq. wreck.
2 strip (sugar canes) of their outer leaves to speed up the ripening process.
3 esp. US colloq. expose the worthless nature of; disparage.

Idiom
trash can US a dustbin. trash-ice (on a sea, lake, etc.) broken ice mixed with water.
Etymology
16th c.: orig. unkn.

THESAURUS

trash

absurdity, amphigory, babble, babblement, balderdash, balls, baloney, bibble-babble, bilge, blabber, blather, bombast, bosh, bric-a-brac, brummagem, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, canaille, castaway, castoff, cattle, chaff, chicken feed, chickenshit, clamjamfry, claptrap, crap, debris, deface, derelict, destroy, details, dirt, discard, dogie, double-talk, dregs, dregs of society, drivel, drool, dross, dust, eyewash, fiddle-faddle, fiddledeedee, flapdoodle, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, flummery, folderol, foundling, fripperies, frippery, froth, fudge, fustian, gabble, galimatias, gammon, garbage, gibber, gibberish, gibble-gabble, gimcrackery, gobbledygook, hocus-pocus, hogwash, hokum, hooey, humbug, jabber, jargon, jetsam, junk, kelter, knickknackery, lagan, leavings, litter, lumber, malarkey, masses, minutiae, mob, moonshine, mumbo jumbo, narrishkeit, niaiserie, nonsense, odds and ends, offal, offscourings, offscum, orphan, pack of nonsense, palaver, peanuts, piffle, poppycock, prate, prattle, proletariat, raff, ragtag and bobtail, rant, refuse, reject, riffraff, rigamarole, rigmarole, rodomontade, rot, rubbish, rubble, ruin, scoria, scrap, scum, shoddy, skimble-skamble, slag, slog, slop, small beer, small change, sordes, stodge, stuff and nonsense, stultiloquence, sweepings, swinish multitude, tinsel, toil, trifles, trinkets, trivia, truck, trudge, trumpery, twaddle, twattle, twiddle-twaddle, unwashed, vandalize, vaporing, vermin, waffling, waif, waifs and strays, waste, wastrel, wreck

ROGET THESAURUS

trash

Unimportance

N unimportance, insignificance, nothingness, immateriality, triviality, levity, frivolity, paltriness, poverty, smallness, vanity, matter of indifference, no object, nothing, nothing to signify, nothing worth speaking of, nothing particular, nothing to boast of, nothing to speak of, small matter, no great matter, trifling matter, mere joke, mere nothing, hardly anything, scarcely anything, nonentity, small beer, cipher, no great shakes, peu de chose, child's play, kinderspiel, toy, plaything, popgun, paper pellet, gimcrack, gewgaw, bauble, trinket, bagatelle, Rickshaw, knickknack, whim-wham, trifle, trifles light as air, yankee notions, trumpery, trash, rubbish, stuff, fatras, frippery, leather or prunello, chaff, drug, froth bubble smoke, cobweb, weed, refuse, scum, joke, jest, snap of the fingers, fudge, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end, pack of nonsense, mere farce, straw, pin, fig, button, rush, bulrush, feather, halfpenny, farthing, brass farthing, doit, peppercorn, jot, rap, pinch of snuff, old son, cent, mill, picayune, pistareen, red cent, minutiae, details, minor details, small fry, dust in the balance, feather in the scale, drop in the ocean, flea-bite, molehill, nine days' wonder, ridiculus mus, flash in the pan, much ado about nothing, unimportant, of little account, of small account, of no account, of little importance, of no importance, immaterial, unessential, nonessential, indifferent, subordinate, mediocre, passable, fair, respectable, tolerable, commonplace, uneventful, mere, common, ordinary, inconsiderable, so-so, insignificant, inappreciable, trifling, trivial, slight, slender, light, flimsy, frothy, idle, puerile, airy, shallow, weak, powerless, frivolous, petty, niggling, piddling, peddling, fribble, inane, ridiculous, farcical, finical, finikin, fiddle-faddle, fingle-fangle, namby-pamby, wishy-washy, milk and water, poor, paltry, pitiful, contemptible, sorry, mean, meager, shabby, miserable, wretched, vile, scrubby, scrannel, weedy, niggardly, scurvy, putid, beggarly, worthless, twopennyhalfpenny, cheap, trashy, catchpenny, gimcrack, trumpery, one- horse, not worth the pains, not worth while, not worth mentioning, not worth speaking of, not worth a thought, not worth a curse, not worth a straw, beneath notice, unworthy of notice, beneath regard, unworthy of regard, beneath consideration, unworthy of consideration, de lana caprina, vain, slightly, rather, somewhat, pretty well, tolerably, for aught one cares, Int, no matter!, pish!, tush!, tut!, pshaw!, pugh!, pooh, pooh-pooh!, fudge!, bosh!, humbug!, fiddlestick, fiddlestick end!, fiddlededee!, never mind!, n'importe!, what signifies it, what boots it, what of it, what of that, what matter, what's the odds, a fig for', stuff!, nonsense!, stuff and nonsense, magno conatu magnas nugas, le jeu ne vaut pas la chandelle, it matters not, it does not signify, it is of no consequence, it is of no importance, elephantus non capit murem, tempete dans un verre d'eau.

Inutility

N inutility, uselessness, inefficacy, futility, ineptitude, inaptitude, unsubservience, inadequacy, inefficiency, unskillfulness, disservice, unfruitfulness (unproductiveness), labor in vain, labor lost, labor of Sisyphus, lost trouble, lost labor, work of Penelope, sleeveless errand, wild goose chase, mere farce, tautology, supererogation, vanitas vanitatum, vanity, inanity, worthlessness, nugacity, triviality, caput mortuum, waste paper, dead letter, blunt tool, litter, rubbish, junk, lumber, odds and ends, cast-off clothes, button top, shoddy, rags, orts, trash, refuse, sweepings, scourings, offscourings, waste, rubble, debris, detritus, stubble, leavings, broken meat, dregs, weeds, tares, rubbish heap, dust hole, rudera, deads, fruges consumere natus, useless, inutile, inefficacious, futile, unavailing, bootless, inoperative, inadequate, inservient, unsubservient, inept, inefficient, of no avail, ineffectual, incompetent, stale, flat and unprofitable, superfluous, dispensable, thrown away, abortive, worthless, valueless, priceless, unsalable, not worth a straw, dear at any price, vain, empty, inane, gainless, profitless, fruitless, unserviceable, unprofitable, ill-spent, unproductive, hors de combat, effete, past work, obsolete, fit for the dust hole, good for nothing, of no earthly use, not worth having, not worth powder and shot, leading to no end, uncalled for, unnecessary, unneeded, uselessly, to little purpose, to no purpose, to little or no purpose, Int, cui bono?, what's the good!, actum ne agas, chercher une aiguille dans une botte de foin, tanto buon che val niente.

Worthlessness

N worthlessness, valuelessness, lack of value, uselessness, cheapness, shoddiness, low quality, poor quality, trash, garbage, worthless, valueless, useless, cheap, shoddy, slapdash, inexpensive, not worth the paper it's printed on, not worth a sou.

Commonalty

N commonality, commonalty, democracy, obscurity, low condition, low life, low society, low company, bourgeoisie, mass of the people, mass of society, Brown Jones and Robinson, lower classes, humbler classes, humbler orders, vulgar herd, common herd, rank and file, hoc genus omne, the many, the general, the crowd, the people, the populace, the multitude, the million, the masses, the mobility, the peasantry, king Mob, proletariat, fruges consumere nati, demos, hoi polloi, great unwashed, man in the street, mob, rabble, rabble rout, chaff, rout, horde, canaille, scum of the people, residuum of the people, dregs of the people, dregs of society, swinish multitude, foex populi, trash, profanum vulgus, ignobile vulgus, vermin, riffraff, ragtag and bobtail, small fry, commoner, one of the people, democrat, plebeian, republican, proletary, proletaire, roturier, Mr, Snooks, bourgeois, epicier, Philistine, cockney, grisette, demimonde, peasant, countryman, boor, carle, churl, villain, villein, terrae filius, son of the land, serf, kern, tyke, tike, chuff, ryot, fellah, longshoreman, swain, clown, hind, clod, clodhopper, hobnail, yokel, bog-trotter, bumpkin, plowman, plowboy, rustic, hayseed, lunkhead, chaw-bacon, tiller of the soil, hewers of wood and drawers of water, groundling, gaffer, loon, put, cub, Tony Lumpkin, looby, rube, lout, underling, gamin, rough, pot- wallopper, slubberdegullion, vulgar fellow, low fellow, cad, curmudgeon, upstart, parvenu, skipjack, nobody, nobody one knows, hesterni quirites, pessoribus orti, bourgeois gentilhomme, novus homo, snob, gent, mushroom, no one knows who, adventurer, man of straw, beggar, gaberlunzie, muckworm, mudlark, sans culotte, raff, tatterdemalion, caitiff, ragamuffin, Pariah, outcast of society, tramp, vagabond, bezonian, panhandler, sundowner, chiffonnier, Cinderella, cinderwench, scrub, jade, gossoon, Goth, Vandal, Hottentot, Zulu, savage, barbarian, Yahoo, unlicked cub, rough diamond, barbarousness, barbarism, boeotia, ignoble, common, mean, low, base, vile, sorry, scrubby, beggarly, below par, no great shakes, homely, homespun, vulgar, low-minded, snobbish, plebeian, proletarian, of low parentage, of low origin, of low extraction, of mean parentage, of mean origin, of mean extraction, lowborn, baseborn, earthborn, mushroom, dunghill, risen from the ranks, unknown to fame, obscure, untitled, rustic, uncivilized, loutish, boorish, clownish, churlish, brutish, raffish, rude, unlicked, barbarous, barbarian, barbaric, barbaresque, cockney, born within sound of Bow bells, underling, menial, subaltern, below the salt, dummodo sit dives barbarus ipse placet.

Unmeaningness

N meaninglessness, unmeaningness, scrabble, empty sound, dead letter, vox et praeterea nihil, a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing, sounding brass and a tinkling cymbal, nonsense, utter nonsense, gibberish, jargon, jabber, mere words, hocus-pocus, fustian, rant, bombast, balderdash, palaver, flummery, verbiage, babble, baverdage, baragouin, platitude, niaiserie, inanity, flap-doodle, rigmarole, rodomontade, truism, nugae canorae, twaddle, twattle, fudge, trash, garbage, humbug, poppy-cock, stuff, stuff and nonsense, bosh, rubbish, moonshine, wish-wash, fiddle- faddle, absurdity, vagueness, boilerplate, clich_¬, unmeaning, meaningless, senseless, nonsensical, void of sense, inexpressive, unexpressive, vacant, not significant, insignificant, trashy, washy, trumpery, trivial, fiddle-faddle, twaddling, quibbling, unmeant, not expressed, tacit, inexpressible, undefinable, incommunicable.


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