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Main Entry: 1junk
Pronunciation: 'j&[ng]k
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English jonke
Date: 14th century
1 : pieces of old cable or cordage used especially to make gaskets, mats, swabs, or oakum
2 a (1) : old iron, glass, paper, or other waste that may be used again in some form (2) : secondhand, worn, or discarded articles (3) : CLUTTER 1b b : something of poor quality : TRASH c : something of little meaning, worth, or significance
3 slang : NARCOTICS; especially : HEROIN
4 : JUNK BOND
5 : baseball pitches that break or are off-speed (as curveballs or changeups)
- junky /'j&[ng]-kE/ adjective