Definition of junkie
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 : a junk dealer
Examples of junkie in a Sentence
heroin junkies wasting their lives
Recent Examples of junkie from the Web
Before life ends, consider crossing off some of these experiences around San Diego, or just sit back and watch other adrenaline junkies kill it (and hopefully not themselves).
In all, the actual ride will last just 30 seconds, with adrenaline junkies whizzing along the zip wire at speeds of up to 50 mph, according to London’s Evening Standard.
Since first launching in February 2016, the unique eye shadows have racked up major fans among makeup artists, beauty junkies, and green beauty aficionados alike (the formula is 65-70 percent organic).
Earlier in the administration, the briefings were a major draw for political junkies, often broadcast live in their entirety on cable news networks.
My man Grant Afseth, an 18-year-old Kokomo native who will attend Arizona State this fall and is one of those basketball junkies who gets the economics of today’s NBA, suggests trading George to Portland.
The steep-roofed villas are inspired by Japanese farmhouses but deliver the discreet symmetry that architects and Aman junkies like Ralph have come to expect.
Evening news ratings have been down while news junkies turn to prime-time cable newscasts.
Other good sites for hard-core weather junkies are NOAA SuperRes Radar US and NOAA RadarUS.
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First Known Use of junkie
JUNKIE Defined for English Language Learners
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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