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junk food

This page is about the collocation junk food

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

unhealthy food, esp. processed food with lots of fat, salt, sugar, etc.

For example

  • My kids love junk food like hamburgers and pizza.

  • Most doctors say junk food makes you fat.

Quick Quiz

Which would most people NOT call "junk food"?

a. a fruit salad

b. a chocolate donut

c. a bag of potato chips

Contributor: Matt Errey