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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: From a Scandinavian language


1 noun
trash1 S3 [uncountable]
1 American English things that you throw away, such as empty bottles, used papers, food that has gone bad etc [= rubbish British English]
Will someone take out the trash (=take it outside the house)?
Just put it in the trash.
2 informal something that is of very poor quality:
How can you read that trash?
3 American English informal not polite someone from a low social class who you do not respect because you think they are lazy or immoral white trash

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