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Definition of "trash" []

  • Worthless or discarded material or objects; refuse or rubbish. (noun)
  • Something broken off or removed to be discarded, especially plant trimmings. (noun)
  • The refuse of sugar cane after extraction of the juice. (noun)
  • A place or receptacle where rubbish is discarded: threw the wrapper in the trash. (noun)
  • Empty words or ideas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trash" in a sentence
  • "A Frenchman will rather talk trash, _knowing that he is talking trash_, than remain silent and let others remain silent."
  • "Perhaps the ability to see treasure in trash is enhanced."
  • "I know throwing them in the trash is a “no no” and they can not go into the recycle stash."