garbage

If you throw it in the trash, you can call it garbage. Likewise, if something is so terrible you wish you could throw it in the trash, like a really bad movie, you can also call it garbage.

Everything in your kitchen trash is garbage — essentially, it's anything that's useless. Garbage can include vegetable scraps, wadded-up paper, or even spoken gibberish. The origin of the word garbage is a little uncertain, though in the 15th century it was used to mean literally "giblets of a fowl," or the extra parts that weren't considered food.

Definitions of garbage
  1. noun
    worthless material that is to be disposed of
    synonyms: refuse, rubbish, scrap, trash
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    scrap metal
    discarded metal suitable for reprocessing
    debris, detritus, dust, junk, rubble
    the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    litter
    rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
    slack
    dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
    scrap iron
    iron to be melted again and reworked
    type of:
    waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product
    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
  2. noun
    food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    synonyms: food waste, refuse, scraps
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    waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product
    any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted
  3. noun
    a receptacle where waste can be discarded
    “she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage
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    receptacle
    a container that is used to put or keep things in
  4. noun
    a worthless message
    synonyms: drivel
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    buncombe, bunk, bunkum, guff, hogwash, rot
    unacceptable behavior (especially ludicrously false statements)
    applesauce, codswallop, folderol, rubbish, trash, tripe, trumpery, wish-wash
    nonsensical talk or writing
    pablum, pap
    worthless or oversimplified ideas
    bull
    obscene words for unacceptable behavior
    type of:
    content, message, subject matter, substance
    what a communication that is about something is about
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