American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Third-class mail, such as advertisements, mailed indiscriminately in large quantities.
- n. any mail or letters that are not welcome or solicited and typically sent in bulk; especially mail of a commercial nature such as advertising circulars and form letters
- n. third-class mail consisting of advertising and often addressed to `resident' or `occupant'
- From junk + mail (Wiktionary)
“According to ForestEthics, more than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered to U.S. households annually—more than eight hundred pieces per household—almost half of which 44 percent is thrown away before being opened.37 This consumes more than 100 million trees, equivalent to clear-cutting the entire Rocky Mountain National Park every four months.38”
“Now they’re upping the ante by campaigning to establish a national Do Not Mail Registry, like the Do Not Call Registry, to stop the incessant flow of junk mail to our homes.”
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Of low worth or little importance.
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