Definition of addict in English:

addict

Line breaks: ad¦dict
Pronunciation: /ˈadɪkt
 
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noun

1A person who is addicted to a particular substance, typically an illegal drug: a former heroin addict
More example sentences
  • But do they suffer the same level of discrimination as drug users or addicts?
  • A heroin addict who ran a drugs den frequented by dealers at all hours of the day has been jailed for 18 months.
  • She lived the typical chaotic lifestyle of a heroin addict and a convicted drug dealer had access to her flat.
Synonyms
abuser, user
informal junkie, druggy, druggie, space cadet, -freak, -head, -fiend, tripper, hype, hypo, cokey, pill popper, metho
North American informal hophead, hoppy, needle man, schmecker, snowbird
informal , dated drugger
North American informal , dated dope, dopester, junker, snifter
1.1 [with modifier] informal An enthusiastic devotee of a specified thing or activity: a self-confessed chocolate addict
More example sentences
  • The Elvis impersonator and telly addict is back on the box tomorrow.
  • My friend, who is a self-confessed salad addict and doesn't eat meat, opted for the salad nicoise.
  • This piece of literature appeals to the tastes of many, whether you're a history buff or sex addict.
Synonyms
enthusiast, fan, fanatic, lover, devotee, aficionado, master, wizard; adherent, follower, admirer
informal buff, freak, nut, fiend, maniac, ace
North American informal geek, jock
South African informal fundi

Origin

early 20th century: from the obsolete verb addict, which was a back-formation from addicted.

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