salt junk


noun Nautical Slang.

salted beef or pork.

Origin of salt junk

First recorded in 1785–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for salt junk

  • The boys said the officers were sick of salt-junk, and meant to have turtle-soup before they came home.

    If, Yes and Perhaps|Edward Everett Hale