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

Definition of druggie

: a person who habitually uses drugs

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Synonyms & Antonyms for druggie


addict, dopehead, doper, fiend, freak [slang], head, hophead [slang], hype [slang], junkie (also junky), stoner, user


nonaddict, nonuser

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Examples of druggie in a Sentence

an old college classmate who became a druggie and ended up on skid row

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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, "Stories That Look Askance at the American Midwest," 27 Apr. 2018 It’s participants were scorned as troublemakers and druggies. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "How Does an Action Sports Superstar Age? Tony Hawk Is Figuring It Out on the Fly," 2 July 2018 When his father died suddenly, Hernandez was distraught and started hanging with gangbangers and druggies. Don Oldenburg, USA TODAY, "James Patterson brings thriller approach to 'All-American' killer Aaron Hernandez's story," 22 Jan. 2018 These places are magnets for all the druggies around here. Brenda Cain, cleveland.com, "Dilapidated house demolished, Everhart family rejoices: A Greater Cleveland," 15 Jan. 2018 And her life has come full-circle, having gone from druggie teen to empowering mother and pop star. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Pink’s Husband Carey Hart Praises Her After She Candidly Shared Details About Their Marriage: ‘She Can Do It All’," 14 Oct. 2017 The movie is as remarkable for its mise-en-scène as for its druggie, orgiastic content. J. Hoberman, New York Times, "Tangled Bodies and Blown Minds, Complete With the Cockettes," 13 Sep. 2017 The place is a hangout for hookers and druggies, but also a last resort when there’s nowhere to run from the chaos outside. Detroit Free Press, "‘Detroit’: What other film critics are saying," 27 July 2017 Elected officials from the president on down feared that the youths of America were skidding anarchically toward a druggie cliff. Clyde Haberman, New York Times, "LSD-Like Drugs Are Out of the Haze and Back in the Labs," 15 May 2016

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First Known Use of druggie

1966, in the meaning defined above

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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 druggy (audio) \
plural druggies

Medical Definition of druggie

: a person who habitually uses drugs

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