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junkie

noun
variants: also junky

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1 a person who regularly uses drugs especially illegally
  • heroin junkies wasting their lives

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2 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something
  • a television cartoon junkie

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The first known use of junkie was in 1902

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“Junkie.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/junkie. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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