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junk is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of junk in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… fix of junk food including some candy …”

meanings of junk


  1. Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.
  2. Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
  3. Material or resources of a kind lacking commercial value.
  4. A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.
  5. The genitalia.
  6. A Chinese sailing vessel.
  7. A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.
  8. Salt beef.
  9. Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.


  1. To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junk shop).
  2. To throw away.


  1. A surname​.

junk frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word junk occurs in english on average 6.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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