There are 2 definitions of Junker in English:

Junker

Line breaks: Jun¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈjʊŋkə
 
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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

noun
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  • 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

noun
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  • 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'.

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There are 2 definitions of Junker in English:

junker

Line breaks: jun¦ker
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋkə
 
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noun

North American informal
  • 1An old car in poor condition: a gas-guzzling polluting junker
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    • "The transmission is shot, the brakes are on their last legs, and all things considered I don't think a person as successful as you should be tooling around in a beat-up old junker like this," the car will good-naturedly inform the owner.
    • He makes one blunder after another, like trading his Mercedes for a junker and getting a consultation for liposuction.
    • The woman claims to have just purchased the junker but doesn't have any paperwork or proof of ownership.
  • 2 dated A drug addict: junkers on the porches cussin' out everyone who walks by
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    • Izzy and I turned more and more back toward the junkers we were.
    • He became a junker on the streets fighting against things that don't exist.
    • She changed, and became a junker nymphomaniac.

Origin

1920s: from junk1 + -er1.

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Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kəːf
noun
a slit made by cutting with a saw