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junk 1

 (jŭngk)
n.
1. Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form.
2. Informal
a. Articles that are worn-out or fit to be discarded: broken furniture and other junk in the attic.
b. Cheap or shoddy material.
c. Something meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable: nothing but junk in the annual report.
3. Vulgar Slang
a. The genitals.
b. The buttocks.
4. Slang Heroin.
5. Hard salt beef for consumption on board a ship.
tr.v. junked, junk·ing, junks
To discard as useless or sell to be reused as parts; scrap.
adj.
1. Cheap, shoddy, or worthless: junk jewelry.
2. Having a superficial appeal or utility, but lacking substance: "the junk issues that have dominated this year's election" (New Republic).
3. Relating to or similar to junk bonds, especially in having a high risk of default: debt of junk status.

[Middle English jonk, an old cable or rope, perhaps from jonk, rush (plant of the genus Juncus, often used to make cordage), from Old French jonc, from Latin iuncus; see jonquil.]

junk 2

 (jŭngk)
n.
A traditional Chinese sailing vessel having a high poop and usually two or more masts bearing battened lugsails.

[Portuguese junco or Dutch jonk, both from Javanese djong, variant of djung, from Old Javanese jong, seagoing ship.]

junk

(dʒʌŋk)
n
1. discarded or secondhand objects, etc, collectively
2. informal
a. rubbish generally
b. nonsense: the play was absolute junk.
3. slang any narcotic drug, esp heroin
vb
(tr) informal to discard as junk; scrap
[C15 jonke old useless rope]

junk

(dʒʌŋk)
n
(Nautical Terms) a sailing vessel used in Chinese waters and characterized by a very high poop, flat bottom, and square sails supported by battens
[C17: from Portuguese junco, from Javanese jon; related to Dutch jonk]

junk1

(dʒʌŋk)
n.
1. old or discarded material or objects, as metal, paper, or rags, some of which may be reusable: junk accumulating in the attic.
2. something regarded as worthless or contemptible; trash.
3. old cable or cordage used when untwisted for making gaskets, swabs, oakum, etc.
v.t.
4. to cast aside as junk; discard as no longer of use; scrap.
adj.
5. cheap, worthless, unwanted, or trashy: junk jewelry.
[1480–90]
junk′y, adj. junk•i•er, junk•i•est.

junk2

(dʒʌŋk)

n.
a seagoing ship used primarily in Chinese waters, having square sails spread by battens, a high stern, and usu. a flat bottom.
[1580–90; < Portuguese junco a kind of sailing vessel]

junk3

(dʒʌŋk)

n. Slang.
narcotics, esp. heroin.
[1920–25, Amer.; perhaps identical with junk1]

junk


Past participle: junked
Gerund: junking

Imperative
junk
junk
Present
I junk
you junk
he/she/it junks
we junk
you junk
they junk
Preterite
I junked
you junked
he/she/it junked
we junked
you junked
they junked
Present Continuous
I am junking
you are junking
he/she/it is junking
we are junking
you are junking
they are junking
Present Perfect
I have junked
you have junked
he/she/it has junked
we have junked
you have junked
they have junked
Past Continuous
I was junking
you were junking
he/she/it was junking
we were junking
you were junking
they were junking
Past Perfect
I had junked
you had junked
he/she/it had junked
we had junked
you had junked
they had junked
Future
I will junk
you will junk
he/she/it will junk
we will junk
you will junk
they will junk
Future Perfect
I will have junked
you will have junked
he/she/it will have junked
we will have junked
you will have junked
they will have junked
Future Continuous
I will be junking
you will be junking
he/she/it will be junking
we will be junking
you will be junking
they will be junking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been junking
you have been junking
he/she/it has been junking
we have been junking
you have been junking
they have been junking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been junking
you will have been junking
he/she/it will have been junking
we will have been junking
you will have been junking
they will have been junking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been junking
you had been junking
he/she/it had been junking
we had been junking
you had been junking
they had been junking
Conditional
I would junk
you would junk
he/she/it would junk
we would junk
you would junk
they would junk
Past Conditional
I would have junked
you would have junked
he/she/it would have junked
we would have junked
you would have junked
they would have junked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junk - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken upjunk - the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
rubbish, trash, scrap - worthless material that is to be disposed of
slack - dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
2.junk - any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
boat - a small vessel for travel on water
lugsail, lug - a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
Verb1.junk - dispose of (something useless or old)junk - dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
chuck out, discard, cast aside, cast away, throw away, toss away, toss out, put away, throw out, cast out, dispose, fling, toss - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"

junk

noun
1. rubbish, refuse, waste, scrap, litter, debris, crap (slang), garbage (chiefly U.S.), trash, clutter, rummage, dross, odds and ends, oddments, flotsam and jetsam, leavings, dreck (slang, chiefly U.S.) What are you going to do with all that junk?
verb
1. (Informal) get rid of, drop, remove, reject, abandon, dump (informal), shed, scrap, axe (informal), ditch (slang), chuck (informal), discard, dispose of, relinquish, dispense with, jettison, repudiate, cast aside, throw away or out The socialists junked dogma when they came to office.

junk

verb
To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example:
Informal: chuck, jettison, shuck (off).
Slang: ditch.
Translations
خُرْدَةٌخُرْدَه، نُفايَهمَرْكِب شِراعي صيني: خَيْزُرانيَّه
džunkakrámystaré krámy
junkeragelseskrammelmarskandiser-affald
jäätmedprahtprügi
roinaromuromuttaaroskadžonkki
džunkaolupinaotpadsmeće
dzsunkalom
djúnkadrasl, skran
がらくた
쓰레기
džonkagrabažas
džunkastaré krámy
navlakastara šara
skräp
ของเก่าที่ไม่ต้องการแล้ว
đồ đồng nátghe

junk

1 [dʒʌŋk]
A. N
1. (= worthless things) → trastos mpl viejos, cacharros mpl; (= bric-à-brac) → cachivaches mpl; (= cheap goods) → baratijas fpl; (= things thrown away) → desperdicios mpl, desechos mpl; (= iron) → chatarra f
2. (= rubbish) → porquería f
the play is a lot of junkla obra es una chapuza or porquería
this umbrella is a piece of junkeste paraguas es una porquería
he eats nothing but junkno come más que porquerías
he talks a lot of junkno dice más que tonterías
B. VT [+ object] → tirar, tirar a la basura; [+ idea, theory etc] → desechar
C. CPD junk bond Nbono m basura
junk dealer Nvendedor(a) m/f de objetos usados
junk food Ncomida f basura
junk heap N to end up on the junk heapterminar en el cubo de la basura
junk mail Npropaganda f por correo
junk room Ntrastero m
junk shop Ntienda f de objetos usados

junk

2 [dʒʌŋk] N (= Chinese boat) → junco m

junk

[ˈdʒʌŋk]
n
(= rubbish) → bric-à-brac m inv, vieilleries fpl
The attic's full of junk → Le grenier est rempli de bric-à-brac.
(= ship) → jonque f
vt
bazarder , balancer junk bond nobligation f à haut risque (dans les OPA agressives)junk dealer nbrocanteur/euse m/f

junk

:
junk bond
n (Fin) niedrig eingestuftes Wertpapier mit hohen Ertragschancen bei erhöhtem Risiko
junk car
nSchrottauto nt
junk dealer
nTrödler(in) m(f), → Altwarenhändler(in) m(f)
junk e-mail
nunerbetene E-Mail mit Werbung

junk

:
junk fax
junk food
nJunk food nt (inf), → ungesundes Essen
junk heap
n (also inf: = car) → Schrotthaufen m (inf); you’ll end up on the junkdu wirst in der Gosse landen

junk

:
junk mail
n(Post)wurfsendungen pl, → Reklame f
junk room
nRumpelkammer f
junk shop
nTrödelladen m
junk yard
n (for metal) → Schrottplatz m; (for discarded objects) → Schuttabladeplatz m; (of rag and bone merchant)Trödellager (→ platz m) nt

junk

1
n
(= discarded objects)Trödel m, → altes Zeug, Gerümpel nt
(inf: = trash) → Ramsch m, → Plunder m, → Schund m
(inf: = drugs) → Stoff m (inf)
vt (inf: = get rid of) objectwegschmeißen (inf); idea, attemptaufgeben

junk

2
n (boat) → Dschunke f

junk

1 [dʒʌŋk]
1. n (stuff) → roba (fam) (goods of poor quality) → porcherie fpl
2. vtdisfarsi di

junk

2 [dʒʌŋk] n (boat) → giunca

junk1

(dʒaŋk) noun
unwanted or worthless articles; rubbish. That cupboard is full of junk; (also adjective) This vase was bought in a junk shop (= a shop that sells junk).
ˈjunk food noun
food such as potato chips, sweets and doughnuts, which is mass-produced and is of low nutritional value.

junk2

(dʒaŋk) noun
a Chinese flat-bottomed sailing ship, high in the bow and stern.

junk

خُرْدَةٌ krámy skrammel Trödel σκουπίδια trastos viejos roina bazar smeće cianfrusaglie がらくた 쓰레기 rommel skrap rupieć tralha, tranqueira хлам skräp ของเก่าที่ไม่ต้องการแล้ว pılı pırtı đồ đồng nát 垃圾
References in classic literature ?
She became a half worn-out old woman worker and lived with the grandson above a junk shop on a side street in Cincinnati.
The lower subdivided part, called the junk, is one immense honeycomb of oil, formed by the crossing and re-crossing, into ten thousand infiltrated cells, of tough elastic white fibres throughout its whole extent.
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
Cut me a junk o' that," says he, "for I haven't no knife and hardly strength enough, so be as I had.
Suddenly Musqueton uttered a cry of delight, taking from beneath one of the benches a bottle of wine; and on looking more closely in the same place he discovered a dozen similar bottles, bread, and a monster junk of salted beef.
Are you aware of the fact, that in the winter of 1833, a Japanese junk was wrecked on the northwest coast, in the neighborhood of Queen Charlotte's Island; and that all but two of the crew, then much reduced by starvation and disease, during a long drift across the Pacific, were killed by the natives?
We were given a suit of sailor togs each, a barrel of water, two casks, one of junk and one of biscuits, and a compass.
Captain Swosser used to say of me that I was always better than land a-head and a breeze a-starn to the midshipmen's mess when the purser's junk had become as tough as the fore-topsel weather earings.
We had come quite close to the city when my attention was attracted toward a tall, black shaft that reared its head several hundred feet into the air from what appeared to be a tangled mass of junk or wreckage, now partially snow-covered.
Its fiery rays dispelled the clinging vapors, and there, before our eyes, like a picture, lay the shrimp fleet, spread out in a great half-moon, the tips of the crescent fully three miles apart, and each junk moored fast to the buoy of a shrimp-net.
By day their smoking funnels dimmed the sea-rim, and by night their flashing searchlights ploughed the dark and harrowed it for the tiniest escaping junk.
Half-way up the second flight, they all stopped as suddenly as if they had seen a ghost; for looking over the banisters was Tom's face, crocky but triumphant, and in either hand a junk of candy, which he waved above them as he vanished, with the tantalizing remark, "Don't you wish you had some?