What do we mean by Junk?
Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form. noun
Articles that are worn-out or fit to be discarded. noun
Cheap or shoddy material. noun
Something meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable. noun
The genitals. noun
The buttocks. noun
Hard salt beef for consumption on board a ship. noun
To discard as useless or sell to be reused as parts; scrap. transitive verb
Cheap, shoddy, or worthless. adjective
Having a superficial appeal or utility, but lacking substance. adjective
Relating to or similar to junk bonds, especially in having a high risk of default. adjective
A Chinese flatbottom ship with a high poop and battened sails. noun
A rush; a reed. noun
Nautical, old or condemned cable and cordage cut into small pieces, used when untwisted for making points, gaskets, swabs, mats, etc., and picked into fibers to make oakum for calking seams. noun
Hence Worn-out and discarded material in general that may be turned to some use; especially, old rope, chain, iron, copper, parts of machinery, and bottles, gathered or bought up by tradesmen called junk-dealers; hence, rubbish- of any kind; odds and ends. noun
Salt beef or pork supplied to vessels for long voyages: so called from its resemblance in toughness to old ropes' ends. noun
The mass of blubbery and cellular tissue which fills the cavity of the head of the sperm-whale between the case and the white-horse, containing oil and spermaceti. noun
Old or discarded articles that are considered useless or of little value.
The lump of oily fibrous tissue in a sperm whale's head, containing spermaceti.
A man's genitals.