Definitions for junky

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. old or discarded material or objects, as metal, paper, or rags, some of which may be reusable:

    junk accumulating in the attic.

  2. something regarded as worthless or contemptible; trash.

  3. old cable or cordage used when untwisted for making gaskets, swabs, oakum, etc.

  4. (v.t.)to cast aside as junk; discard as no longer of use; scrap.

  5. (adj.)cheap, worthless, unwanted, or trashy:

    junk jewelry.

Origin of junk:


junk′y(adj.)junk•i•er, junk•i•est.


  1. a seagoing ship used primarily in Chinese waters, having square sails spread by battens, a high stern, and usu. a flat bottom.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

Origin of junk:

1580–90; < Pg junco a kind of sailing vessel


  1. narcotics, esp. heroin.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Slang..

Origin of junk:

1920–25, Amer.; perh. identical with junk1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drug addict, junkie, junky(noun)

    a narcotics addict

  2. addict, nut, freak, junkie, junky(noun)

    someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

    "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"


  1. junky(Adjective)

    Having the quality (or being like) junk, cheap or of low quality.


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