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junkie

noun junk·ie \ˈjəŋ-kē\

Simple Definition of junkie

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of junkie

plural junkies

  1. 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. 2 :  a junk dealer

Examples of junkie in a sentence

  1. <heroin junkies wasting their lives>



1923

First Known Use of junkie

1923

Variants of junkie

also junky play \ˈjəŋ-kē\

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