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dope fiend

noun, Slang.
a drug addict.
Origin of dope fiend
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Miss Fielding, surely you understand that I couldn't marry a woman who, by her own acknowledgment, is a—a dope-fiend.

    At the Age of Eve Kate Trimble Sharber
  • Flint is more than sixty-three this very minute, he's a dope-fiend, and his heart's damned weak.

    The Air Trust George Allan England
  • They were vacant as those of a dope-fiend, vacant with fatigue.

    The Trail of '98 Robert W. Service
  • Of course a man will hate to believe that this is true of himself, but sooner or later money affects him as drugs do a dope-fiend.

    The Crow's Nest Clarence Day, Jr.

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