junk junk  /ˈdʒəŋk/


  1. (n) the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
  2. (n) any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails
  3. (v) dispose of (something useless or old)



  1. That's not to say we're at zero risk from space junk.
  2. The latent dread of junk-bond investors is that one really colorful case of corporate distress might set off a selling spree in the volatile market for the high-yield securities.
  3. Colorization turns art into junk.


  1. Riskier Junk-Loan Demand Soaring Like It’s 2007: Credit Markets

    Junk-rated borrowers from Rite Aid Corp. to Atkins Nutritionals Holdings Inc. are raising a riskier type of loan that offers a lesser claim on their assets at a pace last seen before the financial crisis.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Junk Bonds Set to Strain Apollo After U.S. Deal: Corporate India

    Apollo Tyres Ltd. (APTY) , which lost a quarter of its market value yesterday after announcing the biggest takeover by an Indian company in the U.S., will sell junk bonds to fund the $2.5 billion purchase, prompting analysts to warn the debt will strain the tiremaker’s finances.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study

    Title: Junk Food Bans Help Schoolkids Avoid Unhealthy Snacks: Study Category: Health News Created: 6/10/2013 4:36:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MedicineNet.com


  1. "We continue to import their junk with the lead paint on them and the poisoned pet food and export, you know, jobs to places where you can pay workers a dollar a month to turn out the stuff that we're buying from Wal-Mart," Cafferty said,...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: Jack Cafferty Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The tax burden is too high, business is stifled by regulations and more money goes to defending against junk lawsuits than promoting research and innovation," Romney said. "Now, Washington must act and take the steps necessary to strengthen...
    on Jan 19, 2008 By: Mitt Romney Source: MarketWatch

  3. "We don't know how to make a $500 computer that's not a piece of junk," Steve Jobs said last October, when asked if users were going to see cheaper computers from Apple. "Our DNA will not let us ship that."
    on Mar 10, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: CNNMoney.com

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