junk·​yard ˈjəŋk-ˌyärd How to pronounce junkyard (audio)
: a yard used to store sometimes resalable junk

Examples of junkyard in a Sentence

The car was hauled off to the junkyard.
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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of junkyard was in 1869

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“Junkyard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/junkyard. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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