Junk vs. Stuff

Junk vs. Stuff — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Junk and Stuff

Junknoun

Discarded material, such as glass, rags, paper, or metal, some of which may be reused in some form.

Stuffnoun

The material out of which something is made or formed; substance.

Junknoun

Articles that are worn-out or fit to be discarded

broken furniture and other junk in the attic.

Stuffnoun

The essential substance or elements; essence

"We are such stuff / As dreams are made on" (Shakespeare).

Junknoun

Cheap or shoddy material.

Stuffnoun

Unspecified material

Put that stuff over there.
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Junknoun

Something meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable

nothing but junk in the annual report.

Stuffnoun

Household or personal articles considered as a group.

Junknoun

The genitals.

Stuffnoun

Worthless objects.

Junknoun

The buttocks.

Stuffnoun

(Slang) Specific talk or actions

Don't give me that stuff about being tired.
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Junknoun

(Slang) Heroin.

Stuffnoun

The control a player has over a ball, especially to give it spin, english, curve, or speed.

Junknoun

Hard salt beef for consumption on board a ship.

Stuffnoun

The spin, english, curve, or speed imparted to a ball

"where we could watch the stuff, mainly curves, that the pitchers were putting on the ball" (James Henry Gray).

Junknoun

A traditional Chinese sailing vessel having a high poop and usually two or more masts bearing battened lugsails.

Stuffnoun

(Basketball) A dunk shot.

Junkverb

To discard as useless or sell to be reused as parts; scrap.

Stuffnoun

Special capability

The team really showed its stuff and won the championship.

Junkadjective

Cheap, shoddy, or worthless

junk jewelry.

Stuffnoun

Chiefly British Woven material, especially woolens.

Junkadjective

Having a superficial appeal or utility, but lacking substance

"the junk issues that have dominated this year's election" (New Republic).

Stuffnoun

(Slang) Money; cash.

Junkadjective

Relating to or similar to junk bonds, especially in having a high risk of default

debt of junk status.

Stuffnoun

(Slang) A drug, especially one that is illegal or habit-forming.

Junknoun

Discarded or waste material; rubbish, trash.

Stuffverb

To pack (a container) tightly; cram

stuff a Christmas stocking.

Junknoun

A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.

Stuffverb

To block (a passage); plug

stuff a crack with caulking.

Junknoun

(slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.

Stuffverb

(Basketball) To block (a shot or an opponent who is shooting), especially before the ball leaves the shooter's hands.

Junknoun

(slang) The clothed genitalia.

Stuffverb

To place forcefully into a container or space; thrust

stuffed laundry into the bag.

Junknoun

(nautical) Salt beef.

Stuffverb

(Sports) To shoot (a ball or puck) forcefully into the goal from close range.

Junknoun

Pieces of old cable or cordage, used for making gaskets, mats, swabs, etc., and when picked to pieces, forming oakum for filling the seams of ships.

Stuffverb

(Basketball) To dunk (the ball).

Junknoun

(dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.

Stuffverb

To fill with an appropriate stuffing

stuff a pillow.

Junknoun

(attributive) Material or resources of a kind lacking commercial value.

junk fish; junk trees

Stuffverb

To fill (an animal skin) to restore its natural form for mounting or display.

Junknoun

(nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel.

Stuffverb

To cram with food.

Junkverb

(transitive) To throw away.

Stuffverb

To fill (the mind)

His head is stuffed with silly notions.

Junkverb

(transitive) To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junk shop)

(On Facebook, a record collector wrote:) "The newest addition to my Annette Hanshaw collection, I junked this beautiful flawless E-copy within walking distance from my house."

Stuffverb

To put fraudulent votes into (a ballot box).

Junknoun

the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up

Stuffverb

To apply a preservative and softening agent to (leather).

Junknoun

any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

Stuffverb

To overeat; gorge.

Junkverb

dispose of (something useless or old);

trash these old chairsjunk an old carscrap your old computer

Stuffnoun

(informal) Miscellaneous items or objects; (with possessive) personal effects.

What is all that stuff on your bedroom floor?He didn't want his pockets to bulge so he was walking around with all his stuff in his hands.

Stuffnoun

(informal) Unspecified things or matters; trivial details.

I had to do some stuff.

Stuffnoun

The tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object.

Stuffnoun

(archaic) A material for making clothing; any woven textile, but especially a woollen fabric.

Stuffnoun

Abstract substance or character.

Stuffnoun

(informal) Used as placeholder, usually for material of unknown type or name.

Can I have some of that stuff on my ice-cream sundae?

Stuffnoun

(slang) Narcotic drugs, especially heroin.

Stuffnoun

Furniture; goods; domestic vessels or utensils.

Stuffnoun

(obsolete) A medicine or mixture; a potion.

Stuffnoun

(obsolete) Refuse or worthless matter; hence, also, foolish or irrational language; nonsense; trash.

Stuffnoun

(nautical) A melted mass of turpentine, tallow, etc., with which the masts, sides, and bottom of a ship are smeared for lubrication.

Stuffnoun

Paper stock ground ready for use. When partly ground, it is called half stuff.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To fill by crowding something into; to cram with something; to load to excess.

She stuffed the turkey for Thanksgiving using her secret stuffing recipe.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To fill a space with (something) in a compressed manner.

He stuffed his clothes into the closet and shut the door.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To load goods into (a container) for transport.

Stuffverb

To sate.

I’m stuffed after having eaten all that turkey, mashed potatoes and delicious stuffing.

Stuffverb

To break. en

Stuffverb

To sexually penetrate. en

Stuffverb

See also stuff it.

Stuff your stupid rules, I'll do what I like.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To cut off another competitor in a race by disturbing his projected and committed racing line (trajectory) by an abrupt manoeuvre.

I got stuffed by that guy on the supermoto going into that turn, almost causing us to crash.

Stuffverb

To preserve a dead bird or other animal by filling its skin.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To obstruct, as any of the organs; to affect with some obstruction in the organs of sense or respiration.

Stuffverb

(transitive) To form or fashion by packing with the necessary material.

Stuffverb

To crowd with facts; to cram the mind of; sometimes, to crowd or fill with false or idle tales or fancies.

Stuffverb

To compress (a file or files) in the StuffIt format, to be unstuffed later.

Stuffverb

(pronominal) To eat, especially in a hearty or greedy manner.

Stuffinterjection

(slang) A filler term used to dismiss explanation.

Why are you so sad, Joseph? – Well… stuff.

Stuffnoun

the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object;

coal is a hard black materialwheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Stuffnoun

miscellaneous unspecified objects;

the trunk was full of stuff

Stuffnoun

informal terms for personal possessions;

did you take all your clobber?

Stuffnoun

senseless talk;

don't give me that stuff

Stuffnoun

unspecified qualities required to do or be something;

the stuff of herosyou don't have the stuff to be a United States Marine

Stuffnoun

information in some unspecified form;

it was stuff I had heard beforethere's good stuff in that book

Stuffnoun

a critically important or characteristic component;

suspense is the very stuff of narrative

Stuffverb

fill completely;

The child stuffed his pockets with candy

Stuffverb

press or force;

Stuff money into an envelopeShe thrust the letter into his hand

Stuffverb

obstruct;

My nose is all stuffedHer arteries are blocked

Stuffverb

overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself;

She stuffed herself at the dinnerThe kids binged on icecream

Stuffverb

treat with grease, fill, and prepare for mounting;

stuff a bearskin

Stuffverb

fill tightly with a material;

stuff a pillow with feathersThe old lady wants to have her dead poodle stuffed by the taxidermist

Stuffverb

fill with a stuffing while cooking;

Have you stuffed the turkey yet?