- junk mailer,
- junk pitch,
- junk science,
- junk shop,
- junk shot,
Origin of junker
Origin of Junker
verb (used with object)
Origin of junk1
Examples from the Web for junker
And the Junker caste have been as selfish, as rapacious, as their Hohenzollern overlords.German Problems and Personalities|Charles Sarolea
Junker Jevgen began to think that cheek alone would carry him through here.The Green Book|Mr Jkai
Peter sat down for a short time and drank a glass of wine, but soon beckoned to the Junker and went out with him into the street.
To see him shrivel when a veritable Junker came in, was humiliating.Ten Years Near the German Frontier|Maurice Francis Egan
Profit by the darkness, Junker, and keep on till you have the Spaniards behind you.
Word Origin for Junker
- rubbish generally
- nonsensethe play was absolute junk
Word Origin for junk
Word Origin for junk
"young German noble," 1550s, from German Junker, from Old High German juncherro, literally "young lord," from junc "young" (see young) + herro "lord" (see Herr). Pejorative sense of "reactionary younger member of the Prussian aristocracy" (1865) dates from Bismarck's domestic policy.
1803, "to cut off in lumps," from junk (n.1). The meaning "to throw away as trash, to scrap" is from 1908. Related: Junked; junking.
New settlers (who should always be here as early in the spring as possible) begin to cut down the wood where they intend to erect their first house. As the trees are cut the branches are to be lopped off, and the trunks cut into lengths of 12 or 14 feet. This operation they call junking them; if they are not junked before fire is applied, they are much worse to junk afterwards. [letter dated Charlotte Town, Nov. 29, 1820, in "A Series of Letters Descriptive of Prince Edward Island," 1822]
"worthless stuff," mid-14c., junke "old cable or rope" (nautical), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French junc "rush, reed," also used figuratively as a type of something of little value, from Latin iuncus "rush, reed" (but OED finds "no evidence of connexion"). Nautical use extended to "old refuse from boats and ships" (1842), then to "old or discarded articles of any kind" (1884). Junk food is from 1971; junk art is from 1966; junk mail first attested 1954.
"Chinese sailing ship," 1610s, from Portuguese junco, from Malay jong "ship, large boat" (13c.), probably from Javanese djong.