junker

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noun junk·er \ˈjəŋ-kər\

Definition of junker

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

Examples of junker in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

Junkerdom

play \ˈyu̇ŋ-kər-dəm\ noun

Junkerism

play \ˈyu̇ŋ-kə-ˌri-zəm\ noun

Origin and Etymology of junker

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


First Known Use: 1554


JUNKER Defined for English Language Learners

junker

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noun junk·er \ˈjəŋ-kər\

Definition of junker for English Language Learners

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



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