Meaning of “junk mail” in the English Dictionary

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"junk mail" in British English

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junk mailnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈdʒʌŋk ˌmeɪl/ us /ˈdʒʌŋk ˌmeɪl/

C1 letters or emails, usually advertising products or services, that are sent to people although they have not asked to receive them

(Definition of “junk mail” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"junk mail" in American English

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junk mailnoun [ U ]

us /ˈdʒʌŋk ˌmeɪl/

mail that advertises products and services and is sent to people although they have not asked to receive it:

There’s a letter for you and the rest is junk mail.

(Definition of “junk mail” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"junk mail" in Business English

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junk mailnoun [ U ]

uk us COMMUNICATIONS, MARKETING

advertising material that is sent to homes and businesses without their asking for it:

Over 3.3 billion items of junk mail were delivered by the Royal Mail last year.
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(Definition of “junk mail” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)