junker

[ juhng-ker ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ kər /

noun Slang.

a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.

Origin of junker

1880–85, Americanism, for an earlier sense; junk1 + -er1

Definition for junker (2 of 3)

Junker

[ yoo ng-ker ]
/ ˈyʊŋ kər /

noun

a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.

Origin of Junker

1545–55; < German; Old High German junchērro, equivalent to junc young + hērro Herr

Definition for junker (3 of 3)

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.

Origin of junk

1
First recorded in 1480–90; earlier jonke, of uncertain origin
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British Dictionary definitions for junker (1 of 3)

Junker

/ (ˈjʊŋkə) /

noun

history any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
(formerly) a young German nobleman
Derived FormsJunkerdom, nounJunkerism, noun

Word Origin for Junker

C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord

British Dictionary definitions for junker (2 of 3)

junk

1
/ (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 junker (3 of 3)

junk

2
/ (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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