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English definition of “junk”

junk

adjective     /dʒʌŋk/
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET relating to debt or investment in a company or organization that has a low credit rating (= ability to pay its debt ): Junk advocates point out that the average junk portfolio lost about 10% of its value in October , a vastly superior performance to equities .junk level/rating/status The corporate bond market is heading for its worst year for credit quality after a wave of recent downgrades to junk status .
COMMUNICATIONS relating to advertising in the form of mail , email , etc. that is sent without your asking for it: Junk fax companies are constantly searching for new numbers to call in a process called war dialing . junk email / mail / faxes
(Definition of junk adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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