What does the word rubbish mean?

Usage examples for rubbish

  1. It keeps out a quantity of foreign rubbish and stuff only made to be looked at, and it makes people trust one another, and know what country they belong to, and feel how much they have left to be thankful for. – Springhaven A Tale of the Great War by R. D. Blackmore
  2. This day a house or two was blown up with powder in the Minorys, and several people spoiled, and many dug out from under the rubbish. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. Patty, I've heard there is a lunatic asylum over near Scottsville, and I'm going to take you right straight over there, unless you stop talking this rubbish! – Patty's Suitors by Carolyn Wells