Definition of junk mail in English:

junk mail

noun

informal
  • Unwanted or unsolicited advertising or promotional material received through the mail or by email.

    ‘my inbox is full of junk mail’
    ‘shred or discard junk mail immediately’
    • ‘Why is it legal to send junk mail via the post office, but if you send it by email it's suddenly illegal?’
    • ‘Following an experiment to see just how much junk mail he received in a year, he produced a 70 lb mail mountain.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Unsolicited junk mail and intrusive sales calls are plagues on modern society.’
    • ‘The credit bug has become an epidemic that most householders receiving junk mail know only too well.’
    • ‘Of this, more than half is unsolicited junk mail otherwise known as spam, and it comes at a cost.’
    • ‘She doesn't even like writing e-mail and irrationally hates receiving junk mail.’
    printed matter, brochures, leaflets, pamphlets, circulars, flyers, handouts, handbills, mailshots, bulletins, documentation, publicity, blurb, notices, information, data, facts
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Pronunciation

junk mail

/ˈdʒəŋk ˌmeɪl//ˈjəNGk ˌmāl/