trash ( trashes 3rd person present) ( trashing present participle) ( trashed past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Trash consists of unwanted things or waste material such as used paper, empty containers and bottles, and waste food.
(AM) also the N
in BRIT, use rubbish
2 n-uncount If you say that something such as a book, painting, or film is trash, you mean that it is of very poor quality.
Pop music doesn't have to be trash, it can be art...
3 verb If someone trashes a place or vehicle, they deliberately destroy it or make it very dirty.
Would they trash the place when the party was over?... V n
4 verb If you trash people or their ideas, you criticize them very strongly and say that they are worthless.
People asked why the candidates spent so much time trashing each other. V n
Some people use trailer trash to refer to poor people who live in trailer parks and who they think are vulgar or worthless. This use could cause offence.
trash can ( trash cans plural ) A trash can is a large round container which people put their rubbish in and which is usually kept outside their house.
in BRIT, use dustbin
Some people use white trash to refer to poor white people who they think are worthless.
...a place peopled by illiterate poor white trash.