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

n food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)

food waste, refuse, scraps
Type of:
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product
any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted

n a receptacle where waste can be discarded

“she tossed the moldy bread into the garbage
Type of:
a container that is used to put or keep things in

n a worthless message

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
Type of:
content, message, subject matter, substance
what a communication that is about something is about

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