junk-food

junk food

noun
1.
food, as potato chips or candy, that is high in calories but of little nutritional value.
2.
anything that is attractive and diverting but of negligible substance: the junk food offered by daytime television.

Origin:
1970–75, Americanism

junk-food, adjective
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junk food
 
n
food that is low in nutritional value, often highly processed or ready-prepared, and eaten instead of or in addition to well-balanced meals

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junk food n.
Any of various prepackaged snack foods high in calories but low in nutritional value.

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