Junk vs Jank - What's the difference?

junk | jank |

As nouns the difference between junk and jank

is that junk is discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash or junk can be (nautical) a chinese sailing vessel while jank is (computing|slang|rare) problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.

As a verb junk

is to throw away.

As an adjective jank is




Etymology 1

From (etyl) (EtymOnLine).


  • Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=No hiding place
  • , date=2013-05-25, volume=407, issue=8837, page=74, magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=In America alone, people spent $170 billion on “direct marketing”—junk mail of both the physical and electronic varieties—last year. Yet of those who received unsolicited adverts through the post, only 3% bought anything as a result.}}
  • A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.
  • (slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.
  • * 1961 , William S. Burroughs, The Soft Machine , page 7
  • Trace a line of goose pimples up the thin young arm. Slide the needle in and push the bulb watching the junk' hit him all over. Move right in with the shit and suck ' junk through all the hungry young cells.
  • (slang) Genitalia.
  • * 2009 , (Kesha), (Tik Tok)
  • I'm talking about everybody getting crunk, crunk
    Boys tryin' to touch my junk, junk
    Gonna smack him if he getting too drunk, drunk
  • (nautical) Salt beef.
  • Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.
  • (dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.
  • (Lowell)
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * junk bond * junk bottle * junk DNA * junk drawer * junk food * junk hook * junkie * junk mail * junk ring * junkroom * junk science * junkshop * junk vat * junk wad * junkyard


    (en verb)
  • To throw away.
  • Synonyms
    * (throw away) bin, chuck, chuck away, chuck out, discard, dispose of, ditch, dump, scrap, throw away, throw out, toss, trash * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) junco, from (etyl) djong (Malay (adjong)).


    (en noun)
  • (nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.
  • References




    (en noun)
  • (computing, slang, rare) Problematic blocking of a software application's user interface due to slow operations.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • janky
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