Junk meaning

jŭngk
The definition of junk is to throw away or discard.

When you throw away all the items left over after a garage sale, this is an example of when you junk the remaining items.

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(obs.) Old cable or rope used for making oakum, mats, etc.
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Cheap, shoddy, or worthless.

Junk jewelry.

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Having a superficial appeal or utility, but lacking substance.
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Relating to or similar to junk bonds, especially in having a high risk of default.

Debt of junk status.

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Old metal, glass, paper, rags, etc., parts of which may be salvageable for reuse.
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(informal) Useless or worthless stuff; trash; rubbish.
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(slang) A narcotic drug; esp., heroin.
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(baseball, slang) Low-velocity pitches, esp. slow curve balls.
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(informal) To throw away as worthless or get rid of by selling as junk; discard; scrap.
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A Chinese or Japanese flat-bottomed ship with a high stern and lugsails or lateen sails.
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Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.
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A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.
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(slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.
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To throw away.
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(nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.
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(nautical) Salt beef.
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Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
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(dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.

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Junk is defined as garbage, trash or worthless items, talk or ideas, or to bonds that are unlikely to be paid back to the investor, or is slang for a narcotic drug.

Crumpled up papers and old toys are an example of junk.

Silly reality television shows with no merit to them are an example of junk.

The drug heroin is an example of junk.

A bond issued by a company that is near bankruptcy is an example of a junk bond.

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Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form.
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(slang) Heroin.
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Hard salt beef for consumption on board a ship.
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To discard as useless or sell to be reused as parts; scrap.
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A Chinese flatbottom ship with a high poop and battened sails.
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(slang) Genitalia.
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Origin of junk

  • Portuguese junco or Dutch jonk both from Javanese djong variant of djung from Old Javanese jong seagoing ship

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English jonk an old cable or rope

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English junke (“old cable, rope”), probably from Old French jonc (“rush”), from Latin iuncus (“rush”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Portuguese junco, from Javanese djong (Malay adjong).

    From Wiktionary