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junker

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noun junk·er \ˈjəŋ-kər\

Simple Definition of junker

  • : an old car, truck, etc., that is in very poor condition

Full Definition of junker

  1. :  something (as an automobile) of such age and condition as to be ready for scrapping

Examples of junker

  1. I can't believe he's still driving that old junker.

  2. <they finally traded in their old junker for a nice new car>



Origin of junker

1junk + 2-er


First Known Use: 1944


Junker

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noun Jun·ker \ˈyu̇ŋ-kər\

Definition of Junker

  1. :  a member of the Prussian landed aristocracy

Jun·ker·dom play \-kər-dəm\ noun
Jun·ker·ism play \-kə-ˌri-zəm\ noun


Origin of junker

German, from Old High German junchērro, literally, young lord


First Known Use: 1554


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