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junker

[ juhng-ker ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ kər /
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noun Slang.
a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.
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Origin of junker

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

Other definitions for junker (2 of 2)

Junker
[ yoong-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 juncyoung + hērroHerr
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British Dictionary definitions for junker

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 forms of Junker

Junkerdom, nounJunkerism, noun

Word Origin for Junker

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