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
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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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