junkie

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noun junk·ie \ˈjəŋ-kē\
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junky

Definition of junkie

plural

junkies

  1. 1a :  a narcotics peddler or addictb :  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

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1923

First Known Use of junkie

1923


JUNKIE Defined for English Language Learners

junkie

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Definition of junkie for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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