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[juhng-kee] /ˈdʒʌŋ ki/
adjective, junkier, junkiest.
of the nature of junk; trashy.
Origin of junky1
1945-50; junk1 + -y2


[juhng-kee] /ˈdʒʌŋ ki/
noun, plural junkies.
junk3 + -y2 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for junky
  • All he could find were trendy magazines and junky pulp fiction.
  • Here's what it does, plus a look at a few other purposely junky lenses.
  • It's easy and junky but it has sold many a computer.
  • We both worked in the same building and he offered to give me a ride each morning that my junky car was in the shop.
  • Within bounds, they can value the junky stuff at whatever they please.
  • At best, food and beverage companies can make their products a bit less junky and back off from marketing to children.
  • By itself, this is not a failure and contrary to mileage junky blog sites, it does not represent a mortal sin.
  • Learn the difference between those junky hormones that pop up in the news and the good ones that can help you.
  • Actually it was there goal to close upon our factories and bring there junky stuff here.
  • The best way to get a junky of his dependency is to take away the crutch.
British Dictionary definitions for junky


noun (pl) junkies
an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
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Word Origin and History for junky

"run-down, seedy, trashy," 1876, from junk (n.1) + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for junky



: Junkie logic is the ability to justify whatever needs to be done to support an addiction

  1. A narcotics addict: I didn't want to be a junkie/ The man I was to find was both a junkie and pusher (1923+ Narcotics)
  2. devotee or addict of any sort: Zuckerman describes himself as a ''newspaper and magazine junkie''/ Growth junkies, snipes one former insider, go-go boys

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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