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junkie

[juhng-kee]
noun Informal.
1.
a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin.
2.
a person with an insatiable craving for something: a chocolate junkie.
3.
an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee: a baseball junkie.
Also, junky.


Origin:
1920–25; junk3 + -ie

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junky

2 [juhng-kee]
noun, plural junkies.

Origin:
junk3 + -y2

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junkie or junky (ˈdʒʌŋkɪ)
 
n , pl junkies
an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
 
junky or junky
 
n

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junkie definition

[ˈdʒəŋki]
and junky
  1. n.
    a drug dealer. (Drugs.) : Junkies should be put into the jug.
  2. n.
    a drug user; an addict. (Drugs.) : Junkies have to steal to support their habits.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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