Definition of 'junk mail'
Example sentences containing 'junk mail'
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Everyone loves a nice bit of junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2017)For many householders, mail too easily vanishes into junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Her mum used to have celebrity magazines around the house, but now there's only junk mail with her name still on it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The last in the story is an email purporting to help the recipient deal with junk mail. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)But many people have binned it as junk mail because it looks like a consumer research form. The Sun (2007)And are you fed up with receiving huge amounts of junk mail offering cheap loans or insurance? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Most of my post is junk mail and bills. The Sun (2009)He stopped delivering junk mail which some may say was a public service. The Sun (2009)With the amount of junk mail that arrives daily, this would be a big task. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is a suspicion that people thought them Junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Sticky bean cans squeezed in with junk mail and last week's wine bottles? Times, Sunday Times (2006)No, most people love junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It said that 78,000 tonnes of junk mail ends up in landfill sites each year. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The study asked 10,000 households to record the junk mail they received and what they did with it. Times, Sunday Times (2006)And he vowed to fight the pompous fixed penalty notice, issued for dumping two junk mail letters. The Sun (2006)Patients are being informed about the system by means of a leaflet sent in the post with the Junk mail. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The idea that you can just leaflet the entire population with something that looked like a bit of junk mail to do the job was wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said that small firms were sometimes misled by what looked like junk mail but were in fact important letters detailing adverse changes in terms and conditions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)TWO lazy postmen failed to deliver nearly 200,000 junk mail leaflets. The Sun (2008)Now they stalk you with telephone messages, junk mail, cold calls. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I'm not the only one who's bombarded with junk mail and unwanted phone calls. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'junk mail'
British English: junk mail /dʒʌŋk meɪl/ NOUN
Junk mail is advertisements and publicity materials that you receive through the post or by email which you have not asked for and which you do not want.
We still get junk mail for the previous occupants.
- American English: junk mail
- Arabic: بَرِيدٌ غَيْرُ مَرْغُوبٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: correspondência indesejada
- Chinese: 垃圾邮件
- Croatian: bezvrijedna pošta
- Czech: reklamní letáky zasílané poštou
- Danish: junk mail
- Dutch: huis-aan-huispost
- European Spanish: correo basura
- Finnish: roskaposti
- French: courrier indésirable
- German: Postwurfsendung
- Greek: ανεπιθύμητη αλληλογραφία
- Italian: posta pubblicitaria
- Japanese: ジャンクメール
- Korean: 스팸메일
- Norwegian: reklamepost
- Polish: niepożądane przesyłki
- European Portuguese: correspondência indesejada
- Romanian: corespondență nedorită
- Russian: почтовый мусор
- Spanish: correo basura
- Swedish: skräppost
- Thai: จดหมายขยะ
- Turkish: istenmeyen posta
- Ukrainian: небажана пошта
- Vietnamese: thư rác
Definition of junk mail from the Collins English Dictionary
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