trash

Trash \Trash\, n. [Cf. Icel. tros rubbish, leaves, and twigs picked up for fuel, trassi a slovenly fellow, Sw. trasa a rag, tatter.] 1. That which is worthless or useless; rubbish; refuse. [1913 Webster] Who steals my purse steals trash. --Shak. [1913 Webster] A haunch of venison would be trash to a Brahmin. --Landor. [1913 Webster] 2. Especially, loppings and leaves of trees, bruised sugar cane, or the like. [1913 Webster] Note: In the West Indies, the decayed leaves and stems of canes are called field trash; the bruised or macerated rind of canes is called cane trash; and both are called trash. --B. Edwards. [1913 Webster] 3. A worthless person. [R.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. A collar, leash, or halter used to restrain a dog in pursuing game. --Markham. [1913 Webster] {Trash ice}, crumbled ice mixed with water. [1913 Webster]