Share this entry
junk food Syllabification: junk food
Pronunciation: /ˈjəNGk ˌfo͞od/

Definition of junk food in English:


Food that has low nutritional value, typically produced in the form of packaged snacks needing little or no preparation.
Example sentences
  • When I was a child I wasn't allowed to eat so much junk food from fast food outlets that I became overweight and ill.
  • That means an annual exposure to thousands of commercials for junk food and fast food.
  • Not only are our kids overfed on junk food and fast food, they are fast becoming victims of the techno age.
Definition of junk food in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources