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Rubish vs. Rubbish: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Aimie Carlson || By Janet White || Updated on March 14, 2024
"Rubish" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Rubbish," referring to waste material or worthless things.

Which is correct: Rubish or Rubbish

How to spell Rubbish?

Rubish is Incorrect

Rubbish is Correct


Key Differences

Picture trash bags as "bulky" to recall the double "b."
"Ish" ending words often have a double consonant before the "ish," as in "Rubbish."
"Rubbish" sounds like "publish"; both have double consonants in the middle.
Think of the double "b" in "bubble" to remember "Rubbish" has two 'b's.
Rubbish contains the word "rub," not "ru."

Correct usage of Rubbish

The project turned out to be a complete rubish.
The project turned out to be a complete rubbish.
I can't believe I spent money on this rubish.
I can't believe I spent money on this rubbish.
There's a lot of rubish outside the house.
There's a lot of rubbish outside the house.
He talks nothing but rubish all day.
He talks nothing but rubbish all day.
That idea is absolute rubish!
That idea is absolute rubbish!

Rubbish Definitions

Waste material; refuse or litter.
The streets were filled with rubbish after the festival.
Useless or discarded objects.
The attic is full of old rubbish.
Nonsense or gibberish.
That's a load of rubbish!
Worthless, trivial, or nonsensical talk or ideas.
Don't believe him; it's all rubbish.
Something of poor quality.
The movie was absolute rubbish.
Refuse; garbage.
Worthless material.
Foolish discourse; nonsense.
Refuse, waste, garbage, junk, trash.
The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.
An item, or items, of low quality.
Much of what they sell is rubbish.
Everything the teacher said during that lesson was rubbish. How can she possibly think that a bass viol and a cello are the same thing?
(archaic) Debris or ruins of buildings.
Exceedingly bad; awful.
This has been a rubbish day, and it’s about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.
Used to express that something is exceedingly bad, awful, or terrible.
The one day I actually practice my violin, the teacher cancels the lesson.
Aw, rubbish! Though at least this means you have time to play football.
Used to express that what was recently said is nonsense or untrue; balderdash!, nonsense!
Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!
To criticize, to denigrate, to denounce, to disparage.
To litter.
Waste or rejected matter; anything worthless; valueless stuff; trash; especially, fragments of building materials or fallen buildings; ruins; débris.
What rubbish and what offal!
He saw the town's one half in rubbish lie.
Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
Worthless material that is to be disposed of
Nonsensical talk or writing
Attack strongly

Rubbish Sentences

The critic called the new film complete rubbish.
He dismissed the accusations as total rubbish.
After the concert, volunteers helped to pick up the rubbish.
The room was full of old newspapers and other rubbish.
They argued about who should take the rubbish out.
Don't throw your rubbish on the ground; find a bin.
She cleared the rubbish from the garden.
The streets were littered with rubbish after the parade.
I heard some rubbish rumours about celebrities today.
Our teacher said that bullying is rubbish behavior.
Sorting rubbish correctly is important for the environment.
Please put your rubbish in the bag provided.
The policy was described as bureaucratic rubbish.
Throwing rubbish into the ocean harms marine life.
Many people say that reality TV is just rubbish.
Sorting your rubbish can help with recycling.
The article debunked the theory as scientific rubbish.
People should think twice before dumping rubbish illegally.
He said he wouldn't listen to such rubbish.
I found a lovely chair thrown away as rubbish.
The council provides a rubbish collection service.
The storm scattered rubbish all over the street.
Cleaning up the beach means collecting a lot of rubbish.
It's not just paper and plastic; food waste is also rubbish.

Rubbish Idioms & Phrases

Talk rubbish

To say things that are not sensible or have no real meaning.
He was just talking rubbish because he was nervous.

Cut the rubbish

To stop talking nonsense or get to the point.
Cut the rubbish and tell me what really happened.

Rubbish collection

The process of collecting waste from homes or streets.
Rubbish collection happens every Thursday morning.

Rubbish bin

A container for waste or unwanted items.
Please put the empty packets in the rubbish bin.

A load of rubbish

Something completely untrue or nonsensical.
The rumors about the company were a load of rubbish.


Which vowel is used before Rubbish?

The vowel "a" as in "a pile of rubbish."

What is the pronunciation of Rubbish?

Rubbish is pronounced as /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/.

What is the verb form of Rubbish?

Rubbish is primarily a noun. There's no widely-accepted verb form.

Which preposition is used with Rubbish?

"Of" as in "pile of rubbish."

Is Rubbish a noun or adjective?

Rubbish can be both a noun and an informal adjective.

What is the root word of Rubbish?

The root is from Middle English "robbish."

Is Rubbish an adverb?

No, rubbish is not an adverb.

Which conjunction is used with Rubbish?

Any conjunction can be used, based on the sentence.

Why is it called Rubbish?

The term "rubbish" derives from Middle English "robbish," related to rubble and perhaps influenced by "rubbish" meaning "rubbings."

What is the plural form of Rubbish?

Rubbish is both singular and plural (uncountable).

Which article is used with Rubbish?

Both "a" and "the" can be used depending on the context.

Is Rubbish a negative or positive word?

Negative, often referring to waste or worthlessness.

Is Rubbish a collective noun?

No, rubbish is not a collective noun.

What is the singular form of Rubbish?


Is the word Rubbish imperative?

No, rubbish isn't an imperative verb.

What is a stressed syllable in Rubbish?

The first syllable "Rub" is stressed.

What is the third form of Rubbish?

Not applicable.

What part of speech is Rubbish?

Rubbish is primarily a noun but can also be an informal adjective.

What is another term for Rubbish?

Trash, garbage, or junk.

Is Rubbish an abstract noun?

No, it refers to tangible waste or the idea of worthlessness.

How many syllables are in Rubbish?

Rubbish has two syllables.

How do we divide Rubbish into syllables?


What is the second form of Rubbish?

Not applicable as it's primarily a noun.

Is Rubbish a vowel or consonant?

"Rubbish" is a word made up of both vowels and consonants.

Is Rubbish a countable noun?

No, it's generally uncountable.

Is the Rubbish term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to describe something worthless or of poor quality.

What is the opposite of Rubbish?

Valuable or treasure.

Which determiner is used with Rubbish?

Typical determiners like "some," "a lot of," or "no" can be used with "rubbish."

What is the first form of Rubbish?

Rubbish (it's primarily a noun).

How is Rubbish used in a sentence?

"We need to clear out the rubbish from the garage."
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Edited by
Aimie Carlson
Aimie Carlson, holding a master's degree in English literature, is a fervent English language enthusiast. She lends her writing talents to Difference Wiki, a prominent website that specializes in comparisons, offering readers insightful analyses that both captivate and inform.

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