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junk1

junk1

 
pronunciation:
juhngk
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part of speech: noun
definition: things that have little worth.
I'd like to throw away some of that old junk.
synonyms:
garbage, trash, waste
similar words:
litter
Word History
No one is sure where the word junk came from. We do know that it was first used for old cable or rope found on a sailing ship. In the 1800s, "junk" came to be used for any discarded items from a ship, and then for old things of any kind. The term "junk food" was first used in 1973.