junk Definition

  • 1old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value
  • 2something that is of poor quality or unreliable
  • 3narcotics, especially heroin

Using junk: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "junk" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The garage was full of junk.

  • Example

    I need to clean out my closet and get rid of all the junk.

  • Example

    This car is a piece of junk.

  • Example

    Don't buy that phone, it's junk.

  • Example

    He got arrested for possession of junk.

junk Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for junk

Phrases with junk

  • food that is unhealthy and has low nutritional value


    I try not to eat too much junk food.

  • unwanted or unsolicited advertising material sent through the mail


    I always throw away the junk mail without reading it.

  • a high-risk, high-yield bond issued by a company with a poor credit rating


    Investors who are willing to take on more risk might invest in junk bonds.


Summary: junk in Brief

The term 'junk' [dʒʌŋk] refers to old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value. It can also mean something of poor quality or unreliable, such as 'This car is a piece of junk.' Additionally, 'junk' can refer to narcotics, particularly heroin. Common phrases include 'junk food,' 'junk mail,' and 'junk bond.'

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