• WordNet 3.6
    • adj rubbishy cheap and inferior; of no value "rubbishy newspapers that form almost the sole reading of the majority","trashy merchandise"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • rubbishy Worthless; trashy; paltry; full of rubbish; containing rubbish.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Rubbishy worthless
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. robows, robeux—O. Fr. robeux, pl. of robel, dim. of robe, robbe, trash, whence also rubble; cf. It. roba, rubbish, spoil.


In literature:

If she was too fond of her rubbishy children, she couldn't help it.
"Peter Pan" by James M. Barrie
Why can't they be natural and not make themselves into rubbishy, old scrap-bags full of fakes and pretenses?
"The Price She Paid" by David Graham Phillips
They've put a lot of rubbishy locks into this ship, I must say.
"Typhoon" by Joseph Conrad
She was a rubbishy little creature, and she knew it.
"Howards End" by E. M. Forster
We climbed far up on the mountain side and went to work on a little rubbishy claim of ours that had a shaft on it eight feet deep.
"Roughing It" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
It's a rubbishy thing, dear, but somehow it would give me a little interest in life.
"Viviette" by William J. Locke
Why will he waste his time with a lot of rubbishy Latin authors?
"A Mere Accident" by George Moore
You needn't have wasted sixpence on a rubbishy book to tell me that.
"Eliza" by Barry Pain
A great advantage in cooking or fermenting food is that the most rubbishy materials can be used up.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
He will never carry me down again now into their rubbishy straw.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
If she was too fond of her rubbishy children she couldn't help it.
"Peter and Wendy" by James Matthew Barrie
Never you mind rubbishy old lesson-books, Queenie!
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
He wanted me to sell him some rubbishy Ruby Mines concessions that Lord Edward Decie and myself procured years ago.
"The Slave of Silence" by Fred M. White
I shan't trouble to play your rubbishy games again!
"The Third Class at Miss Kaye's" by Angela Brazil
And, on the other hand, you oughtn't to buy such rubbishy, shabby-genteel things as you do.
"Small Souls" by Louis Couperus
You should see my rubbishy place!
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
Oh, I'm not talking about rubbishy books and pictures now!
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
You'll be taught by a black woman if I choose; and I'll burn all those rubbishy story-books.
"A Woman's Burden" by Fergus Hume
We've the most rubbishy set of old books at St. Cyprian's, and want some new ones badly.
"The Girls of St. Cyprian's" by Angela Brazil
Peter Gross observed its rubbishy surroundings with ill-concealed disgust.
"The Argus Pheasant" by John Charles Beecham