- garbidge (obsolete or eye dialect)
From Middle English "the offal of a fowl, giblets, kitchen waste", originally "refuse, what is purged away" from Old French garber (“to refine, make neat or clean”), of Germanic origin, akin to Old High German garawan (“to prepare, make ready”), Old English ġearwian (“to make ready, adorn”). More at garb, yare, gear
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹbɪd͡ʒ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːbɪd͡ʒ/
- (US, humorous, imitating the French pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɑ(ɹ)ˈbɑːʒ/
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- Hyphenation: gar‧bage
- (obsolete) The bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.
- Food waste material of any kind.
- Garbage is collected on Tuesdays; rubbish on Fridays
- Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.
- The garbage truck collects all residential municipal waste.
- A place or receptacle for waste material.
- He threw the newspaper into the garbage.
- Nonsense; gibberish.
- (often attributively) Something or someone worthless.
- (transitive, obsolete) To eviscerate.