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junkie

noun junk·ie \ˈjəŋ-kē\

: a person who uses illegal drugs : a drug addict

: a person who gets an unusual amount of pleasure from or has an unusual amount of interest in something

plural junk·ies

Full Definition of JUNKIE

1
a :  a narcotics peddler or addict
b :  a person who gets an unusual amount of pleasure from or has an unusual amount of interest in something <television news junkie>
2
:  a junk dealer

Variants of JUNKIE

junk·ie also junky \ˈjəŋ-kē\

Examples of JUNKIE

  1. <heroin junkies wasting their lives>

First Known Use of JUNKIE

1923

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