Meaning of junkware in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdʒʌŋkwɛː/


  • 1 rare Old or discarded items or materials as a commodity that may be bought and sold; second-hand goods.

  • 2Computing
    Unwanted, superfluous, or malicious software; specifically software of this type included on a new computer or mobile device by its manufacturer or installed without the user's knowledge or consent.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Fort Wayne Sentinel. From junk + ware.