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Junkers

[yoo ng-kuh rs] /ˈyʊŋ kərs/
noun
1.
Hugo
[hoo-gaw] /ˈhu gɔ/ (Show IPA),
1859–1935, German aircraft designer and builder.

junker

[juhng-ker] /ˈdʒʌŋ kər/
noun, Slang.
1.
a car that is old, worn out, or in bad enough repair to be scrapped.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism, for an earlier sense; junk1 + -er1

Junker

[yoo ng-ker] /ˈyʊŋ kər/
noun
1.
a member of a class of aristocratic landholders, especially in East Prussia, strongly devoted to militarism and authoritarianism, from among whom the German military forces recruited a large number of its officers.
2.
a young German, especially Prussian, nobleman.
3.
a German official or military officer who is narrow-minded, haughty, and overbearing.
Origin
1545-55; < German; Old High German junchērro, equivalent to junc young + hērro Herr
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British Dictionary definitions for Junkers

Junkers

/ˈjʊŋkəz/
noun
1.
Hugo. 1859–1935, German aircraft designer. His military aircraft were used in both World Wars

Junker

/ˈjʊŋkə/
noun
1.
(history) any of the aristocratic landowners of Prussia who were devoted to maintaining their identity and extensive social and political privileges
2.
an arrogant, narrow-minded, and tyrannical German army officer or official
3.
(formerly) a young German nobleman
Derived Forms
Junkerdom, noun
Junkerism, noun
Word Origin
C16: from German, from Old High German junchērro young lord, from junc young + hērro master, lord
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Word Origin and History for Junkers
junker
"young Ger. noble," 1554, from Ger., from O.H.G. juncherro, lit. "young lord," from junc "young" + herro "lord." Pejorative sense of "reactionary younger member of the Prussian aristocracy" (1865) dates from Bismarck's domestic policy.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Junkers

junker

noun
  1. junkie (1920s+ Narcotics)
  2. A narcotics dealer; connection, juggler (1920s+ Narcotics)
  3. A car or other machine that is worn out and ready to be discarded, or that has been discarded; something that ought to be discarded; piece of shit: You can't litter the countryside with the kind of crap that the junkers are/ driving a junker around and around one of the chicken coops (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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