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junker 1

Line breaks: jun¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋkə/

noun

North American informal
1An old car in poor condition: a gas-guzzling polluting junker
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  • The Beverly Hills cops drive pristine cars; he drives an old, dilapidated junker.
  • If you're buying used, you really have to make sure you don't buy a junker.
  • Finally, remind yourself that the choices you make now will help determine whether you end up a well-tuned muscle car or a rusted-out old junker.
2 dated A drug addict: junkers on the porches cussin' out everyone who walks by
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  • For an unassuming pair of country-folk dreamers, their debut resonates with a wild collection of weirdos: county-fair folk-fest burn-outs, cowboy junkers, and record store braggarts.
  • Methadone was developed so junkers wouldnt jump outta their skin.
  • She changed, and became a junker nymphomaniac.

Origin

1920s: from junk1 + -er1.

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Junker 2 Line breaks: Jun¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈjʊŋkə/

noun

historical
A German nobleman or aristocrat, especially a member of the Prussian aristocracy: a Reich dominated by the Junkers and an industrial bourgeoisie [as modifier]: Junker resistance to the abolition of serfdom
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  • Many historians continue to view the Prussian Junker as the residual villain of modern German history.
  • By 1815 the Junker aristocracy was back in the saddle and concessions became even more restricted.
  • Those farmers who remained on the land became more militant, resulting in the loss of power by the old rural upper orders, from East Prussian Junkers to the Boycotts of North Mayo.

Derivatives

junkerdom

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Junkerism and junkerdom indicate the policies and the customary round of ideas, judgments, and prejudices characteristic of the junker class.
  • It was Junkerdom's field day and the reactionaries were in their best form.
  • Hindenburg is an example of this branch of Junkerdom.

junkerism

2
noun
Example sentences
  • I see the people of England united in a fierce detestation and defiance of the views and acts of Prussian Junkerism.
  • Certainly this province was by no means the cradle of Junkerism as some people think.

Origin

German, earlier Junkher, from Middle High German junc 'young' + herre 'lord'.

Words that rhyme with Junker

onlooker • yarmulke

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