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junker

1

[ juhng-ker ]

noun

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


Junker

2

[ yoong-ker ]

noun

  1. 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.
  2. a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
  3. a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.

Junker

/ ˈjʊŋkə /

noun

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˈJunkerism, noun
  • ˈJunkerdom, noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of junker1

1880–85, Americanism, for an earlier sense; junk 1 + -er 1

Origin of junker2

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

Origin of junker1

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

The old Junker anti-Semitism received a great impulse from the collapse of thrones which followed the Armistice of 1918.

The provisions and ammunition sent to him by Dr. Junker had had a very encouraging effect upon his troops.

When he returned, Wilhelm and Junker von Warmond were so engaged in eager conversation, that they did not notice his entrance.

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.

You see only the exterior, Junker von Dornburg; three years have made many changes within.

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