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1 the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up [syn: debris, dust, rubble, detritus]
2 any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails v : dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer" [syn: trash, scrap]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • /dʒʌŋk/

Etymology 1

From jong.


  1. Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.
  2. A collection of miscellaneous items of little value
  3. Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.
  4. male genitalia.
    • 2005, Lucius Shepard, Eternity and Other Stories, p. 136:
      I stepped into my pants and feeling more confident with my junk covered, I said, "Have yourself a show, did ya?"
    • 2006, Cosmopolitan Editors, Cosmo Confessions, page 47:
      All of a sudden I was skiing naked with my junk flying in the wind!
    • 2007, Meghan Chavalier, Confessions of a Transsexual Porn Star, page 24:
      My whole penis was black and blue and my balls were swollen. My brother, who was two years ahead of me and had since moved back into the house with us came in the bedroom and saw me looking at my junk.
    • 2007 October 11, Greg Garcia (creator), “Betty’s Wait Problem”, My Name Is Earl, NBC, season 2, episode 3
      Patty the Daytime Hooker: The pay was good, but when the opium buzz wears off and you're standing there naked with a tambourine in one hand and a tiger's junk in the other, it's time for a young girl to come home.
  • Danish: bras, ragelse, affald
  • Dutch: rommel, rotzooi, afval, brol italbrac Flemish
  • Finnish: roska, romu
  • German: Müll, Abfall
  • Hungarian: lom
  • Swedish: skräp
narcotic drug
  • Dutch: spul, gerief


  1. To throw away.
throw away
  • Danish: kassere, smide ud
  • Dutch: weggooien, wegwerpen, wegsmijten, dumpen
  • Finnish: romuttaa

Etymology 2

From junco, from djong (Malay adjong).


  1. A type of ship of Chinese waters.
type of ship

Extensive Definition

Junk may refer to:
junk in German: Junk
junk in French: Junk
junk in Japanese: ジャンク

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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