[ juhng-kee ]
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adjective,junk·i·er, junk·i·est.
  1. of the nature of junk; trashy.

Origin of junky

First recorded in 1945–50; junk1 + -y2

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[ juhng-kee ]

noun,plural junk·ies.

Origin of junky


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How to use junky in a sentence

  • On Twitter, liberalchik, a "political junky liberal" from Oklahoma, made the same point, but in a different way.

    Obama Keeps His Eye on 2012 | Jill Lawrence | August 1, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • An economy undermined by junky debt (Greek, rather than subprime) that threatened to prove contagious.

    Will Stocks Dive Again? | Randall Lane | May 11, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Fattening your dividends by sending our boys up against the Prussian guns in junky motor-tanks covered with tin armor!

    The House of Torchy | Sewell Ford
  • Come on down, junky, I won't be mad at you—if you follow directions.

    The Velvet Glove | Harry Harrison