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Sense: 1-2
Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from Old French jonc 'reed'
Sense: 3
Date: 1500-1600
Language: Portuguese
Origin: junco, from Javanese jon


1 noun
Related topics: Food, Water
1 [uncountable] old or unwanted objects that have no use or value:
This cupboard's full of junk.
! Do not use junk when you are talking about things such as empty packets, cans, and bottles that are left in a public place. Use litter: Don't drop litter in the street.
2 [uncountable]DF junk food
3 [countable]TTW a Chinese sailing boat

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