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1    worthless, useless, or unwanted matter  
2       another word (esp. U.S. and Canadian) for       rubbish  
3      (Computing)   invalid data  
4    Informal   nonsense  
     (C15: probably from Anglo-French garbelage removal of discarded matter, of uncertain origin; compare Old Italian garbuglio confusion)  

garbage can  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian name for       dustbin     (Also called)    ash bin, ash can, trash can  
garbage collection  
      n     (Computing)   a systems routine for eliminating invalid or out-of-date data and releasing storage locations  
garbage truck  
      n      a U.S. and Canadian name for       dustcart  
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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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