One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Unwanted or unsolicited advertising or promotional material received through the post or sent as email.‘she tossed the junk mail in the bin’‘my inbox is full of junk mail’
printed matter, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, flyers, handouts, handbills, mailshots, bulletins, documentation, publicity, blurb, notices, information, data, factsView synonyms
- ‘The credit bug has become an epidemic that most householders receiving junk mail know only too well.’
- ‘It's estimated half of all this traffic is now unsolicited junk mail, or spam.’
- ‘For instance, most people who have an email address have received junk mail or spam.’
- ‘Why is it legal to send junk mail via the post office, but if you send it by email it's suddenly illegal?’
- ‘Of this, more than half is unsolicited junk mail otherwise known as spam, and it comes at a cost.’
- ‘Unsolicited junk mail and intrusive sales calls are plagues on modern society.’
- ‘Following an experiment to see just how much junk mail he received in a year, he produced a 70 lb mail mountain.’
- ‘She doesn't even like writing e-mail and irrationally hates receiving junk mail.’
- ‘In that world, senders have to pay to send mail: Paper junk mail has to have postage.’
- ‘When you receive junk mail from someone unknown, these people may be the culprits.’
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