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junk mail

noun
1.
unsolicited commercial mail.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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Examples 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

noun
1.
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
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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