junk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English jonke Date: 14th century 1. pieces of old cable or cordage used especially to make gaskets, mats, swabs, or oakum 2. a. (1) old iron, glass, paper, or other waste that may be used again in some form (2) secondhand, worn, or discarded articles (3) clutter 1b b. something of poor quality ; trash c. something of little meaning, worth, or significance 3. slang narcotics; especially heroin 4. junk bond 5. baseball pitches that break or are off-speed (as curveballs or changeups) • junky adjective II. transitive verb Date: 1916 to get rid of as worthless ; scrap Synonyms: see discard III. noun Etymology: Portuguese junco, from Javanese joṅ Date: 1609 any of various ships of Chinese waters with bluff lines, a high poop and overhanging stem, little or no keel, high pole masts, and a deep rudder

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