junk

1
[ juhngk ]
/ dʒʌŋk /

noun

verb (used with object)

to cast aside as junk; discard as no longer of use; scrap.

adjective

cheap, worthless, unwanted, or trashy.

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Origin of junk

1
First recorded in 1480–90; earlier jonke, of uncertain origin

Definition for junk (2 of 3)

junk2
[ juhngk ]
/ dʒʌŋk /

noun

a seagoing ship with a traditional Chinese design and used primarily in Chinese waters, having square sails spread by battens, a high stern, and usually a flat bottom.

Origin of junk

2
1545–55; < Portuguese junco a kind of sailing vessel < Malay jong, said to be < dialectal Chinese (Xiamen) chûn; compare Guangdong dial. syùhn, Chinese chuán

Definition for junk (3 of 3)

junk3
[ juhngk ]
/ dʒʌŋk /

noun Slang.

narcotics, especially heroin.
the external genitals: I kicked him in the junk.

Origin of junk

3
First recorded in 1920–25; perhaps special use of junk1
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British Dictionary definitions for junk (1 of 2)

junk1
/ (dʒʌŋk) /

noun

discarded or secondhand objects, etc, collectively
informal
  1. rubbish generally
  2. nonsensethe play was absolute junk
slang any narcotic drug, esp heroin

verb

(tr) informal to discard as junk; scrap

Word Origin for junk

C15 jonke old useless rope

British Dictionary definitions for junk (2 of 2)

junk2
/ (dʒʌŋk) /

noun

a sailing vessel used in Chinese waters and characterized by a very high poop, flat bottom, and square sails supported by battens

Word Origin for junk

C17: from Portuguese junco, from Javanese jon; related to Dutch jonk
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