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drug·​gy ˈdrə-gē How to pronounce druggy (audio)
variants or less commonly druggie
: 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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less common spelling of druggie

: a person who habitually uses drugs

Examples of druggy in a Sentence

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Standing in for the druggy Mutiny Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., where the kingpin confabs take place, is the ballroom of the Queen Mary and an ‘80s-era hotel in the City of Industry. Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2024 At times the drums are obnoxiously loud, or move sluggishly against the other instruments, creating a druggy polyrhythmic texture. Vinson Cunningham, The New Yorker, 25 July 2022 America, Russia, woman, man, youth, experience, druggy hedonism, rigid professionalism. Darren Franich, EW.com, 21 Oct. 2020 Why it wasn't nominated: Even non-druggy ancient epics are on the wane with the Academy. Darren Franich, EW.com, 10 Mar. 2023 The low-ceilinged, below-street-level space had been a notoriously exclusive and druggy nightclub when Paul Sevigny owned it briefly in the aughts, and more than a whiff of that louche glamour lingered after Graydon Carter and Emil Varda turned it into a restaurant. Jay McInerney, Town & Country, 27 Sep. 2021 Gus spent his whole Saul life edging into Salamanca territory, and Lalo's death finally gave him the druggy real estate to supercharge his operation toward a cartel coup. Darren Franich, EW.com, 12 Aug. 2022 Her clubs lost their glamour and edge in the ’80s, with competition from Studio 54 and a comparative lack of druggy atmosphere. Vulture, 1 May 2022 In recent years, many hip-hop hits have been druggy and escapist. Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2022
The tour is, after all, billed as a celebration of Aerosmith’s 50 years of music, from the grimy blues rock and druggy riffs of the ‘70s to the polished sheen of their mainstream-commanding ‘80s output. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 4 Sep. 2023 The music for this version of the song sounds new-wavey and emotional, adding depth to druggy imagery. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 9 June 2023 The album has 21 cuts and save for a handful of tracks at the beginning and the end, each one delves into the kind of druggy, violent trauma Durk initially planned to leave behind. Lyrically, Almost Healed is an occasionally thrilling morass of contradictions. Mosi Reeves, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1583, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of druggy was in 1583

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“Druggy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/druggy. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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