synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of garbage in English

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  • garbidge (obsolete or eye dialect)

From late Middle English garbage (the offal of a fowl, giblets, kitchen waste”, originally “refuse, what is purged away), from Anglo-Norman, from Old French garber (to refine, make neat or clean), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *garwijan (to make ready).

Akin to Old High German garawan (to prepare, make ready), Old English ġearwian (to make ready, adorn). More at garb, yare, gear

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːbɪd͡ʒ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹbɪd͡ʒ/
  • Hyphenation: gar‧bage

garbage (uncountable) (chiefly US, Canada, Australia)

  1. Food waste material of any kind.
  2. Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.
  3. A place or receptacle for waste material.
  4. Nonsense; gibberish.
  5. Something or someone worthless.
  6. (obsolete) The bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.
  7. (sports, slang, Canada, US, attributive) An easy shot.
  • junk, refuse, rubbish, trash, waste
  • See also Thesaurus:trash
  • artifact, asset, catch, find, prize, recyclable, resource, treasure, valuable

garbage (third-person singular simple present garbages, present participle garbaging, simple past and past participle garbaged)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US, Canada, obsolete) to eviscerate
    • 1674, John Josselyn, Two Voyages to New England, Made During the Years 1638-63 (quoted in William Butts Mershon, The Passenger Pigeon, 1907, The Outing Publishing Company):
      I have bought at Boston a dozen Pidgeons ready pulled and garbidged for three pence.
    Synonyms: disembowel, eviscerate, gut

garbage (not comparable)

  1. (informal) bad, crap, shitty
  • Wikipedia article on garbage
  • gabage

From a derivative of Old French garber.

  • IPA(key): /ɡarˈbaːd͡ʒ(ə)/

garbage (plural garbagys) (Late Middle English)

  1. bird dung
  2. entrails, offal
  • English: garbage
  • Yola: graabache, graapish
  • “garbāǧe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

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