noun Informal.
a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin.
a person with an insatiable craving for something: a chocolate junkie.
an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee: a baseball junkie.
Also, junky.

1920–25; junk3 + -ie

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To junkie
World English Dictionary
junkie or junky (ˈdʒʌŋkɪ)
n , pl junkies
an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
junky or junky

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Allow real junkies to use their drug of choice inside a junkie sanitarium or
Regardless, a junkie can't give up the habit by looking for more hits.
Your standard tobacco junkie, will probably go the whole life, without spending
  more than a day or two off the wretched stuff.
Of course, every junkie eventually hits rock bottom, at which point there is no
  more money that can be squeezed out of them.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature