Definitions for junkerˈyʊŋ kər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

junk•er*ˈdʒʌŋ kər(n.)

  1. a car that is old or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.

    Category: Automotive, Status (usage)

* Informal..

Origin of junker:

1940–45

Jun•kerˈyʊŋ kər(n.)

  1. a member of a politically conservative class of Prussian landowners who formerly dominated the government and army of Germany.

    Category: Western History

  2. a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded and overbearing.

    Category: Western History

Origin of Junker:

1545–55; < G; OHG junchērro=juncyoung+hērroHerr

Jun′ker•ism(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Junker(noun)

    member of the Prussian aristocracy noted especially for militarism

Wiktionary

  1. junker(Noun)

    A beat-up automobile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Junker(noun)

    a young German noble or squire; esp., a member of the aristocratic party in Prussia

Freebase

  1. Junker

    In Prussian history Junkers were members of the landed nobility in Prussia. They owned great estates that were maintained and worked by Slavic peasants with few rights. They were a dominant factor in the Prussian and, after 1871, German military, political and diplomatic leadership. The most famous Junker was Chancellor Otto von Bismarck. They were expelled by the Soviets after 1944 and their lands confiscated.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Junker

    a name given in Germany to the younger members of the aristocracy, or of the landed gentry, as representing a reactionary party in modern politics.

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