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Rubish vs. Rubbish: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 6, 2023
"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

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Key Differences

Picture trash bags as "bulky" to recall the double "b."
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Oct 05, 2023
"Ish" ending words often have a double consonant before the "ish," as in "Rubbish."
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Oct 05, 2023
"Rubbish" sounds like "publish"; both have double consonants in the middle.
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Oct 05, 2023
Think of the double "b" in "bubble" to remember "Rubbish" has two 'b's.
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Rubbish contains the word "rub," not "ru."
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Oct 05, 2023
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Rubbish Definitions

Waste material; refuse or litter.
The streets were filled with rubbish after the festival.
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Oct 05, 2023
Useless or discarded objects.
The attic is full of old rubbish.
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Oct 05, 2023
Nonsense or gibberish.
That's a load of rubbish!
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Oct 05, 2023
Worthless, trivial, or nonsensical talk or ideas.
Don't believe him; it's all rubbish.
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Oct 05, 2023
Something of poor quality.
The movie was absolute rubbish.
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Oct 05, 2023
Refuse; garbage.
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Apr 05, 2023
Worthless material.
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Foolish discourse; nonsense.
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Refuse, waste, garbage, junk, trash.
The rubbish is collected every Thursday in Gloucester, but on Wednesdays in Cheltenham.
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An item, or items, of low quality.
Much of what they sell is rubbish.
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Nonsense.
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?
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Apr 05, 2023
(archaic) Debris or ruins of buildings.
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Apr 05, 2023
Exceedingly bad; awful.
This has been a rubbish day, and it’s about to get worse: my mother-in-law is coming to stay.
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Apr 05, 2023
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.
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Apr 05, 2023
Used to express that what was recently said is nonsense or untrue; balderdash!, nonsense!
Rubbish! I did nothing of the sort!
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Apr 05, 2023
To criticize, to denigrate, to denounce, to disparage.
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To litter.
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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.
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Apr 05, 2023
Of or pertaining to rubbish; of the quality of rubbish; trashy.
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Worthless material that is to be disposed of
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Nonsensical talk or writing
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Attack strongly
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FAQs

Which vowel is used before Rubbish?

The vowel "a" as in "a pile of rubbish."
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the pronunciation of Rubbish?

Rubbish is pronounced as /ˈrʌb.ɪʃ/.
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What is the verb form of Rubbish?

Rubbish is primarily a noun. There's no widely-accepted verb form.
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Which preposition is used with Rubbish?

"Of" as in "pile of rubbish."
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Is Rubbish a noun or adjective?

Rubbish can be both a noun and an informal adjective.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the root word of Rubbish?

The root is from Middle English "robbish."
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish an adverb?

No, rubbish is not an adverb.
Harlon Moss
Oct 05, 2023

Which conjunction is used with Rubbish?

Any conjunction can be used, based on the sentence.
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Oct 05, 2023

Why is it called Rubbish?

The term "rubbish" derives from Middle English "robbish," related to rubble and perhaps influenced by "rubbish" meaning "rubbings."
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the plural form of Rubbish?

Rubbish is both singular and plural (uncountable).
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Oct 05, 2023

Which article is used with Rubbish?

Both "a" and "the" can be used depending on the context.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish a negative or positive word?

Negative, often referring to waste or worthlessness.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish a collective noun?

No, rubbish is not a collective noun.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the singular form of Rubbish?

Rubbish.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is the word Rubbish imperative?

No, rubbish isn't an imperative verb.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in Rubbish?

The first syllable "Rub" is stressed.
Sara Rehman
Oct 05, 2023

What is the third form of Rubbish?

Not applicable.
Janet White
Oct 05, 2023

What part of speech is Rubbish?

Rubbish is primarily a noun but can also be an informal adjective.
Sara Rehman
Oct 05, 2023

What is another term for Rubbish?

Trash, garbage, or junk.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish an abstract noun?

No, it refers to tangible waste or the idea of worthlessness.
Harlon Moss
Oct 05, 2023

How many syllables are in Rubbish?

Rubbish has two syllables.
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Oct 05, 2023

How do we divide Rubbish into syllables?

Rub-bish.
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the second form of Rubbish?

Not applicable as it's primarily a noun.
Harlon Moss
Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish a vowel or consonant?

"Rubbish" is a word made up of both vowels and consonants.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 05, 2023

Is Rubbish a countable noun?

No, it's generally uncountable.
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Oct 05, 2023

Is the Rubbish term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically to describe something worthless or of poor quality.
Harlon Moss
Oct 05, 2023

What is the opposite of Rubbish?

Valuable or treasure.
Aimie Carlson
Oct 05, 2023

Which determiner is used with Rubbish?

Typical determiners like "some," "a lot of," or "no" can be used with "rubbish."
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Oct 05, 2023

What is the first form of Rubbish?

Rubbish (it's primarily a noun).
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Oct 05, 2023

How is Rubbish used in a sentence?

"We need to clear out the rubbish from the garage."
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