Junker meaning

jŭngkər
A old car or truck in poor condition.
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A member of the Prussian landed aristocracy, a class formerly associated with political reaction and militarism.
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(slang) An old, dilapidated car or truck.
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A member of the privileged, militaristic landowning class in Germany; Prussian aristocrat.
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A German military officer, esp. one who is autocratic, illiberal, etc.
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A young German noble or squire, especially a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia, stereotyped with narrow-minded militaristic and authoritarian attitudes.
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Origin of junker

  • German from Middle High German junchērre page, squire from Old High German junchērro junc young yeu- in Indo-European roots hērro lord Herr

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

  • From German, a contraction of jung herr (“young noble”); compare English young and herre; also younker.

    From Wiktionary