garbage vs scraps what difference

what is difference between garbage and scraps

English

Alternative forms

  • garbidge (obsolete or eye dialect)

Etymology

Late Middle English garbage (the offal of a fowl, giblets, kitchen waste”, originally “refuse, what is purged away), from Anglo-Norman, from Old French garber (to refine, make neat or clean), of Germanic origin, from Frankish *garwijan (to make ready).

Akin to Old High German garawan (to prepare, make ready), Old English ġearwian (to make ready, adorn). More at garb, yare, gear

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑɹbɪd͡ʒ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɡɑːbɪd͡ʒ/
  • (US, humorous, imitating a French pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɡɑ(ɹ)ˈbɑːʒ/
  • Hyphenation: gar‧bage

Noun

garbage (uncountable) (chiefly US, Canada, Australia)

  1. Food waste material of any kind.
    Garbage is collected on Tuesdays; rubbish on Fridays
  2. Useless or disposable material; waste material of any kind.
    The garbage truck collects all residential municipal waste.
  3. A place or receptacle for waste material.
    He threw the newspaper into the garbage.
  4. Nonsense; gibberish.
  5. (often attributively) Something or someone worthless.
  6. (obsolete) The bowels of an animal; refuse parts of flesh; offal.

Synonyms

  • junk, refuse, rubbish, trash, waste
  • See also Thesaurus:trash

Antonyms

  • artifact, asset, catch, find, prize, recyclable, resource, treasure, valuable

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

garbage (third-person singular simple present garbages, present participle garbaging, simple past and past participle garbaged)

  1. (transitive, chiefly US, Canada, obsolete) to eviscerate
    • 1674, John Josselyn, Two Voyages to New England, Made During the Years 1638-63 (quoted in William Butts Mershon, The Passenger Pigeon, 1907, The Outing Publishing Company):
      I have bought at Boston a dozen Pidgeons ready pulled and garbidged for three pence.
    Synonyms: disembowel, eviscerate, gut

Adjective

garbage (not comparable)

  1. (informal) bad, crap, shitty

See also

  • Wikipedia article on garbage

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • gabage

Etymology

From a derivative of Old French garber.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɡarˈbaːd͡ʒ(ə)/

Noun

garbage (plural garbages)

  1. bird dung
  2. entrails, offal

Descendants

  • English: garbage
  • Yola: graabache, graapish

References

  • “garbāǧe, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /skɹæps/
  • Rhymes: -æps

Noun

scraps

  1. plural of scrap

Verb

scraps

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of scrap

Anagrams

  • scarps

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