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junkyard dog

An especially nasty, vicious, or savage person or animal (especially a dog). Of a person, often used in the phrase "meaner than a junkyard dog." Though he's always polite when he's in public, Tim's husband is meaner than a junkyard dog behind closed doors. That standard poodle may look cute and fluffy, but it's a junkyard dog, you can be sure about that.
See also: dog, junkyard

junk in the trunk

slang Additional fat in one's buttocks (typically on a woman). The term is used both positively and negatively. Primarily heard in US. I like a curvy woman, one with a little junk in the trunk! I need to start working out again—I've got too much junk in the trunk these days.
See also: junk

junk food

1. Food that lacks actual nutritional value. No wonder you're hungry again—you only ate junk food earlier.
2. By extension, anything that is appealing but seems to have little discernable value or benefit. Your brain is going to rot if you keep watching junk food like these stupid reality shows.
See also: food, junk

junk mail

Unsolicited mail that the recipient is not interested in or does not want, often advertisements. Nothing exciting came today—just a few bills and some junk mail.
See also: junk, mail

on the junk

slang Currently using, intoxicated by, or addicted to narcotics, especially heroin. I assumed he was on the junk because the glassy, vacant look in his eyes. You can tell Tara's back on the junk again—she's been looking really sick and out of it lately.
See also: junk, on

the/(one's) junk

rude slang One's genitals, especially the testicles. She kicked the mugger right in the junk when he tried to take her purse. I think I need to go to a doctor to get my junk checked out. There's a lump down there that has me really worried.
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junk mail

annoying, unsolicited mail, such as promotional letters, etc. I am so incredibly tired of getting pound after pound of junk mail every day. I could just scream.
See also: junk, mail

junk food

Prepackaged snack food that is high in calories but low in nutritional value; also, anything attractive but negligible in value. For example, Nell loves potato chips and other junk food, or When I'm sick in bed I often resort to TV soap operas and similar junk food. [c. 1970]
See also: food, junk

junk mail

Third-class mail, such as unsolicited advertisements and flyers, that is sent indiscriminately. For example, While we were on vacation the front hall filled up with junk mail. [c. 1950]
See also: junk, mail


1. n. herion; drugs. Is Sam still on junk? It will kill him.
2. n. a Caucasian. (Rude and derogatory.) Those cops are junk and they hate my guts.
3. and the junk. n. the genitals. (see also jonx.) Stop itching your junk, you freak. 3. n. possessions. I’ll be ready to go as soon as I get my junk together.

the junk.

See junk

junk bond

n. a low-rated corporate bond that pays higher interest because of greater risk. (Parallel to junk food.) Don’t put all your money into junk bonds.
See also: bond, junk

junk fax

n. an unwanted and irritating fax message. We got nothing but a whole pile of junk faxes today.
See also: junk

junk food

n. food that is typically high in fats and salt and low in nutritional value; food from a fast-food restaurant. Junk food tastes good no matter how greasy it is.
See also: food, junk

junk heap

n. a dilapidated old car; a dilapidated house or other structure. They lived in that junk heap for thirty years and never painted it.
See also: heap, junk

Junk it!

imperative Throw it away! This is taking up too much space. Junk it!
See also: junk

junk squad

n. police who enforce the narcotics laws. (Underworld.) The junk squad has more than it can handle trying to keep up with the hard stuff.
See also: junk, squad

junk tank

n. a jail cell where addicts are kept. (see also drunk tank.) That junk tank is a very dangerous place.
See also: junk, tank

on the junk

mod. on drugs; addicted to drugs. (see also junk.) Max has been on the junk for all of his adult life.
See also: junk, on
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Eating a poor quality diet high in junk food is linked to a higher risk of obesity, depression, digestive issues, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and early death.
Junk food and fizzy drinks should be considered as luxury items and heavier taxes must be imposed as their consumption leads to obesity, diabetes and other lifestyle disorders.
He said that said that junk food, chocolates and soft drinks could cause tooth decay among the kids and the dental enamel that helps maintain the structure and shape of the teeth is damaged by soft drinks and junk food.
Diseases like hypertension, coronary artery disease and diabetes mellitus have shown profound rise in developing countries and such unhealthy junk food consumption is one of the noticeable factor to its contribution.
There are several schemes to opt out of some junk mail, but awareness is very low and we feel a public debate on junk mail could help address this growing problem.
5 billion items of junk mail were produced, made from nine million trees and 16.
The new telescope can detect radio waves reflected from thousands of space junk orbiting the Earth.
He said the teams also sealed 2 junk yards in addition to getting FIRs registered against owners of 3 others junk yards on charge of violating the instructions issued by the environment department regarding controlling dengue epidemic.
Being less sensitive to opioids means that individuals whose mothers eat excessive quantities of junk-food during pregnancy and breastfeeding, would have to eat more junk foods get the same 'feel good' response, and this would make them more likely to over consume these high-fat, high-sugar foods.
Dethcev, who has lost almost 6kg since he realised he was addicted to junk food and took action, said: "I used to eat unhealthy too, until I realised that I was actually addicted to eating such food.
NO-ONE likes junk mail but a communications company is now taking it to a new level in Coventry.
ARE there any readers like me, who are really fed up with the amount of junk mail being forced upon us?
Aimee, is opening a brand new type of clothing store in Historic Delano this December called Junk In The Trunk Clothing, gently used plus-sized clothing for discerning ladies and gents.
ALMOST a third of parents leave their children at home to avoid rows in the supermarket over junk food, a survey has found.