Garbage

Garbage

Offal, as the bowels of an animal or fish; refuse animal or vegetable matter from a kitchen; hence, anything worthless, disgusting, or loathsome.

Origin: oe. Also garbash, perh. Orig, that which is purged or cleansed away; cf. OF. Garber to make fine, neat, OHG. Garawan to make ready, prepare, akin to E. Garb dress; or perh. For garbleage, fr. Garble; or cf. OF. Garbage tax on sheaves, E. Garb sheaf.

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