Pronunciation Noun

junk (uncountable)

  1. Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.
  2. A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.
  3. (slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.
    • 1961, William S. Burroughs, The Soft Machine, page 7
      Trace a line of goose pimples up the thin young arm. Slide the needle in and push the bulb watching the junk hit him all over. Move right in with the shit and suck junk through all the hungry young cells.
  4. (slang) The genitalia.
    • 2009, Kesha, Tik Tok (song)
      I'm talking about everybody getting crunk, crunk
      Boys tryin' to touch my junk, junk
      Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk
  5. (nautical) Salt beef.
  6. 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.
  7. (dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.
  8. (attributive) Material or resources of a kind lacking commercial value.
    junk fish; junk trees
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Translations Verb

junk (junks, present participle junking; past and past participle junked)

  1. (transitive) To throw away.
  2. (transitive) To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junk shop)
    (On Facebook, a record collector wrote:) "The newest addition to my Annette Hanshaw collection, I junked this beautiful flawless E-copy within walking distance from my house."
Synonyms Translations
  • Italian: rottamare
  • Russian: выбра́сывать

junk (plural junks)

  1. (nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.
Proper noun
  1. Surname

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