TRASH, n. 1. Any waste or worthless matter. Who steals my money, steals trash. 2. Loppings of trees; bruised canes, etc. 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. 3. Fruit or other matter improper for food, but eaten by children, etc. It is used particularly of unripe fruits. 4. A worthless person. [Not proper.] 5. A piece of leather or other thing fastened to a dog's neck to retard his speed. TRASH, v.t. To lop; to crop. 1. To strip of leaves; as, to trash ratoons. 2. To crush; to humble; as, to trash the Jews. 3. To clog; to encumber; to hinder. TRASH, v.i. To follow with violence and trampling.
I. nounEtymology: Middle English trasch fallen leaves and twigs, perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian dialect trask rubbish; Old Norse tros fallen leaves and twigs, Old English trusDate: circa 1518 1. something worth little or nothing: as a.junk, rubbishb.(1) empty talk ;nonsense(2) inferior or worthless writing or artistic matter (as a television show); especially such matter intended purely for sensational entertainment (3)trash talk2. something in a crumbled or broken condition or mass; especially debris from pruning or processing plant material 3. a worthless person; also such persons as a group ;riffraffII. verbDate: 1902 transitive verb1.throw away 1 <standards of reality and truth were trashed — Edwin Diamond> 2.vandalize, destroy3.attack, assault4.spoil, ruin<trashing the environment> 5. to subject to criticism or invective; especially to disparage strongly <a film trashed by the critics> intransitive verb to trash something or someone
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. Phrases and idioms: trash can US a dustbin. trash-ice (on a sea, lake, etc.) broken ice mixed with water. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.
Trash Trash, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Trashed; p. pr. & vb. n. Trashing.] 1. To free from trash, or worthless matter; hence, to lop; to crop, as to trash the rattoons of sugar cane. --B. Edwards. 2. To treat as trash, or worthless matter; hence, to spurn, humiliate, or crush. [Obs.] 3. 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. [R.] --Beau. & Fl.
Trash Trash, n. [Cf. Icel. tros rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi a slovenly fellow, Sw. trasa a rag, tatter.] 1. That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse. Who steals my purse steals trash. --Shak. A haunch of venison would be trash to a Brahmin. --Landor. 2. Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like. Note: 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. 3. A worthless person. [R.] --Shak. 4. A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game. --Markham. Trash ice, crumbled ice mixed with water.
(trashes, trashing, trashed) 1. Trash consists of unwanted things or waste material such as used paper, empty containers and bottles, and waste food. (AM; in BRIT, use rubbish) N-UNCOUNT: also the N 2. If you say that something such as a book, painting, or film is trash, you mean that it is of very poor quality. (INFORMAL) Pop music doesn't have to be trash, it can be art...= rubbish 3. If someone trashes a place or vehicle, they deliberately destroy it or make it very dirty. (INFORMAL) Would they trash the place when the party was over?...= wreck VERB: V n 4. If you trash people or their ideas, you criticize them very strongly and say that they are worthless. (mainly AM INFORMAL) People asked why the candidates spent so much time trashing each other.= rubbish VERB: V n 5. see alsowhite trash