drug·​gie | \ ˈdrə-gē How to pronounce druggie (audio) \
variants: or less commonly
plural druggies

Definition of druggie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a person who habitually uses drugs



Definition of druggie (Entry 2 of 2)

less common spelling of druggy

: associated with, affected by, or suggestive of drugs or drug use They pass around a joint and exchange druggy mumbles. Another night to get bored, get stoned.— Richard Corliss Combining the revelry of disco and the disorientation of psychedelia, rave music tends to be brazenly druggy, in both its sound and its lyrical allusions.— Simon Reynolds

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Synonyms & Antonyms for druggie

Synonyms: Noun

Antonyms: Noun

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Examples of druggie in a Sentence

Noun an old college classmate who became a druggie and ended up on skid row
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Factory was a porous, chaotic arena for scene-making, drawing in exhibitionists, druggies, socialites, rock stars, movie stars, Ivy Leaguers and, most critically, journalists. Stephen Metcalf, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2020 Blake Lively stars as a druggie prostitute whose family was lost in a plane crash. Willie Brown, SFChronicle.com, 8 Feb. 2020 With the murder finally solved — Emmett was killed during a grocery store hold-up by a druggie robber — Bassett says a huge weight will be lifted off of her character’s shoulders and her heart. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, 5 Nov. 2019 Burroughs’ connection with Smith feels deeper, beyond druggie antics and glam personae, partly because she was drawn to him as a man, not just as an idol. Alexander C. Kafka, Houston Chronicle, 29 June 2019 Burroughs’s connection with Patti Smith feels deeper, beyond druggie antics and glam personae, partly because she was drawn to him as a man, not just as an idol. Alexander C. Kafka, Washington Post, 21 June 2019 She’s interrupted by the arrival of two hard-core druggie brothers who proceed to cook up an appalling batch of low-rent meth. Jean Thompson, New York Times, 27 Apr. 2018 It’s participants were scorned as troublemakers and druggies. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, 2 July 2018 When his father died suddenly, Hernandez was distraught and started hanging with gangbangers and druggies. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of druggie


1966, in the meaning defined above

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“Druggie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druggie. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of druggie

informal : a person who often uses illegal drugs


variants: also druggy \ ˈdrəg-​ē How to pronounce druggie (audio) \
plural druggies

Medical Definition of druggie

: a person who habitually uses drugs

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