Definition of junk food in English:

junk food

noun

mass noun
  • Pre-prepared or packaged food that has low nutritional value.

    ‘I was eating too much junk food’
    • ‘The film's goal is to encourage youngsters across the district to ditch junk food and eat more fruit and vegetables.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Make sure your child eats healthy nourishing food as opposed to junk food.’
    • ‘He has eliminated much of the trademark junk food from his diet, drinks copious amounts of water, and eats salads.’
    • ‘Trans-fatty acids are widespread in food: in breads, cakes, biscuits and junk food.’
    • ‘Health campaigners have mooted suggestions such as a tax on junk foods or a ban on junk food advertising.’
    • ‘Prepare a colorful fruit salad as an alternative to candy bars and other junk food.’
    • ‘While junk food isn't the healthiest food to eat it is still not the cause of obesity.’
    • ‘The competition is aimed at getting children to give up junk food and eat healthily.’
    • ‘We spend a lot to eat junk food like pizza, Coke and spend again to lose weight.’
    • ‘It used to be thought that a typical teenage diet of junk food was the cause of acne, but now we know better.’
    • ‘It's often better to put healthy foods into your diet than focus on getting junk food out.’
    • ‘Not only are our kids overfed on junk food and fast food, they are fast becoming victims of the techno age.’
    • ‘They should point out the benefits of a wholesome and balanced diet and the harm from eating too much junk food.’
    • ‘How can I stick to my diet and stop thinking about junk food and ice cream all the time?’
    • ‘She may be eating a lot of junk food because the junk food comforts her without judging her.’
    • ‘People who despise nutritional diets and only eat junk food are digging their graves with their teeth.’
    • ‘That means an annual exposure to thousands of commercials for junk food and fast food.’
    • ‘Your kids may rebel by sneaking food into the house or eating extra junk food elsewhere.’
    • ‘If you eat junk food constantly, you will become ill and unhealthy.’

Pronunciation

junk food