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junk

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Synonyms for junk

  • clutter
  • debris
  • rubbish
  • rubble
  • trash
  • collateral
  • filth
  • hogwash
  • litter
  • miscellany
  • offal
  • refuse
  • rummage
  • salvage
  • scrap
  • waste
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Antonyms for junk

  • neatness
  • possessions
  • sense
  • cleanliness
  • sterility
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JUNK

Kay brought her to the heap of junk and placed the box on top of it.

Where the airplanes and other junk had been, was nothing but a heap of grayish dust.

And you keep it stuffed around in every junk hole from the roof to the cellar.

The closet, full of the junk that had been thrown into it, followed.

"I'm a hustler on a dicker, and a hellion on junk," snapped the boss.

I dug it out of the junk that was in my little workshop and sold it to him.

It was Scott's testimony that saved Frank from the junk pile.

With the junk fixtures you got it here I'm ashamed to bring a customer into the place at all.

The first ones to make up after the fuss were Jink and Junk.

Blunk, Swunk and Junk said, “He wants a straight hat put on crooked.”

WORD ORIGIN

"worthless stuff," mid-14c., junke "old cable or rope" (nautical), of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French junc "rush, reed," also used figuratively as a type of something of little value, from Latin iuncus "rush, reed" (but OED finds "no evidence of connexion"). Nautical use extended to "old refuse from boats and ships" (1842), then to "old or discarded articles of any kind" (1884). Junk food is from 1971; junk art is from 1966; junk mail first attested 1954.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JUNK

chuck

verbthrow aside, throw away, throw out
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