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junk foodnoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈdʒʌŋk ˌfud/
food that is not good for your health because it is high in fat, sugar, or artificial substances
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junk foodnoun [U]

uk   us  
food that is considered unhealthy: On a daily basis, the average child in America is exposed to dozens of television advertisements for junk food. junk food ads/commercials
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