junky

adjective
\ ˈjəŋ-kē How to pronounce junky (audio) \
junkier; junkiest

Definition of junky

 (Entry 1 of 2)

informal
: of inferior quality especially due to being worn out or cheaply made : having the character of junk a junky old car You have to wander all over the huge, overlit store's crowded aisles to find the stuff you want, and you have to maneuver your junky cart through all these other tired, hurried people with carts …— David Foster Wallace … it's engagingly junky entertainment, with a healthy sense of its own ludicrousness.— Owen Gleiberman It didn't seem right driving to the meetings, so I rode a junky old bike from my garage.— David L'Heureux

junky

noun

Definition of junky (Entry 2 of 2)

less common spelling of junkie

1a disparaging + offensive : a person who is addicted to narcotics and especially to heroin
b : a person who gets an unusual amount of pleasure from or has an unusual amount of interest in something a television news junkie Adrenaline junkies weren't the only ones who marveled as Austrian daredevil Baumgartner broke the world record for the highest and fastest skydive …— Maura Judkis
2 : a junk dealer

First Known Use of junky

Adjective

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Junky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junky. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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junky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of junky

: of very poor quality

junky

adjective
\ ˈjəŋ-kē \
junkier; junkiest

Kids Definition of junky

: of poor quality

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