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Definition of Junk

Junk

  1. A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece. See Chunk.
  2. Pieces of old cable or old cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
  3. Old iron, or other metal, glass, paper, etc., bought and sold by junk dealers.
  4. Hard salted beef supplied to ships.
  5. A large vessel, without keel or prominent stem, and with huge masts in one piece, used by the Chinese, Japanese, Siamese, Malays, etc., in navigating their waters.

Junk Quotations

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas A. Edison
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas A. Edison

Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets.
Robert Atkins

Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy.
William S. Burroughs

If I don't get at least one e-mail every ten minutes, I feel unloved. Even junk mail makes me feel seen. Sad, I know. Sigh.
Chris Abani

Buy, buy, says the sign in the shop window; Why, why, says the junk in the yard.
Paul McCartney
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Junk Translations

junk in Norwegian is narkotika, skrap
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