Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “junk”

See all translations

junk

noun uk   /dʒʌŋk/ us  

junk noun (RUBBISH)

C1 [U] things that are considered to be of no use or value, or of low quality: We ought to clear out this cupboard - it's full of junk. I can't stand watching the junk that's on TV these days.

junk noun (DRUG)

[U] mainly US slang a dangerous drug, especially heroin

junk noun (SHIP)

junk

verb [T] uk   /dʒʌŋk/ informal us  
to get rid of something because it is of no use or value
Translations of “junk”
in Korean 쓰레기, 폐물…
in Arabic خُرْدة…
in French bric-à-brac…
in Turkish değersiz eski şeyler…
in Italian cianfrusaglie…
in Chinese (Traditional) 垃圾, 廢棄的舊東西, 破爛的東西…
in Russian хлам, барахло…
in Polish rupiecie, graty…
in Spanish trastos…
in Portuguese tralhas, trastes…
in German der Trödel, Trödel……
in Catalan trastos…
in Japanese がらくた…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垃圾, 废弃的旧东西, 破烂…
(Definition of junk from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of junk?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “junk” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More