junk food


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junk food

n.
A high-calorie food that is low in nutritional value.

junk food

n
(Cookery) food that is low in nutritional value, often highly processed or ready-prepared, and eaten instead of or in addition to well-balanced meals

junk′ food`


n.
1. food, as potato chips or candy, that is high in calories but of little nutritional value.
2. anything that is attractive or diverting but of negligible substance.
[1970–75]
junk′-food`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.junk food - food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional valuejunk food - food that tastes good but is high in calories having little nutritional value
solid food, food - any solid substance (as opposed to liquid) that is used as a source of nourishment; "food and drink"
Translations
طَعام بسيط سريع قليل الفائِده
bufetová strava
junkfood
egészségtelen ennivaló
malo vredna hrana
abur cubur yiyecek

junk food

ncibo a scarso valore nutritivo

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.

junk food

n comida chatarra, comida basura (esp. Esp)
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