speed freak


: one who habitually misuses amphetamines and especially methamphetamine

Examples of speed freak in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ultima line was designed for speed freaks looking to enjoy quick getaways in comfort and style. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 16 Mar. 2023 Reeves has long been known as a speed freak with an extensive motorcycle collection. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 14 July 2022 These events are categorized into easy rider, steady eddy, and speed freak, providing spaces for all kinds of cyclists, and are central to raising funds to support Fearless Flyers. Alex Showerman, Outside Online, 1 June 2021 So why not just go by Name?) moved in with a pack of fellow speed freaks and transformed the space with tinfoil and spray paint, so that in the end every surface was silver. Joan Acocella, The New Yorker, 1 June 2020 Jeudy is a height-weight-speed freak in the mold of a Julio Jones. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, 10 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of speed freak was in 1967

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“Speed freak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/speed%20freak. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

speed freak

: one who habitually misuses amphetamines and especially methamphetamine

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