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junk mail

unsolicited commercial mail or email.
Origin of junk mail
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for junk mail
  • One great thing about not changing your birth name, though, is that you can spot junk mail right away.
  • Recycle your own newspapers, magazine pages, or junk mail as gift wrap.
  • Security experts say cybercrime and junk mail may increase too.
  • They will know precisely what kind of advertising, coupons and junk mail to bombard users with.
  • Take a look at your own junk mail folder, paying careful attention to the subject lines.
  • Later he receives a letter that is definitely not junk mail.
  • We are hounded by telemarketers, spammed by e-mails and overwhelmed by unwanted junk mail.
  • Or wonder if unopened junk mail might contain anthrax.
  • She didn't elaborate immediately, as if she was trying to concentrate on tearing junk mail into several pieces.
  • Hoarding patients and a control group who didn't hoard brought their junk mail to the lab.
British Dictionary definitions for junk mail

junk mail

untargeted mail advertising goods or services
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for junk mail

junk mail

noun phrase

Mail, usually third class, consisting of advertising circulars, appeals for money, etc, and sometimes addressed to ''resident'' (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with junk mail

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 ]
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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