1 n-uncount Garbage is rubbish, especially waste from a kitchen.
...a garbage bag., ...rotting piles of garbage.
2 n-uncount If someone says that an idea or opinion is garbage, they are emphasizing that they believe it is untrue or unimportant. INFORMAL, disapproval
(=rubbish) I personally think this is complete garbage..., Furious government officials branded her story `garbage'.
garbage can ( garbage cans plural ) A garbage can is a container that you put rubbish into.
A bomb planted in a garbage can exploded early today.
in BRIT, use dustbin
garbage collector ( garbage collectors plural ) A garbage collector is a person whose job is to take people's garbage away.
in BRIT, use dustman
garbage disposal ( garbage disposals plural ) A garbage disposal or a garbage disposal unit is a small machine in the kitchen sink that breaks down waste matter so that it does not block the sink.
in BRIT, use waste disposal
garbage man ( garbage men plural ) A garbage man is the same as a garbage collector.
garbage truck ( garbage trucks plural ) A garbage truck is a large truck which collects the garbage from outside people's houses.
in BRIT, use dustcart
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
1 bits and pieces, debris, detritus, junk, litter, odds and ends, rubbish, scraps
2 dreck (slang, chiefly U.S.) dross, filth, muck, offal, refuse, rubbish, scourings, slops, sweepings, swill, trash (chiefly U.S.) wack (U.S. slang) waste
3 balderdash, balls (taboo slang) bilge (informal) bosh (informal) bull (slang) bullshit (taboo slang) bunkum or buncombe (chiefly U.S.) claptrap (informal) cobblers (Brit. taboo slang) codswallop (Brit. slang) crap (slang) drivel, eyewash (informal) flapdoodle (slang) gibberish, guff (slang) havers (Scot.) hogwash, hokum (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.) horsefeathers (U.S. slang) hot air (informal) kak (S. African slang) moonshine, nonsense, pap, piffle (informal) poppycock (informal) rot, shit (taboo slang) stuff and nonsense, tommyrot, tosh (informal) trash, tripe (informal) twaddle
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