US • informal
- A fixation on or compulsive desire for someone or something, typically a drug; an addiction: a two-year amphetamine jonesMore example sentences
- So if you have a jones to live like a virtual Skywalker, and can get over the steep learning curve the game presents, and resign yourself to a fairly equal ratio of adventuring to downtime, Star Wars Galaxies can be great.
- The jones, the real smack was not the chemicals themselves, but the euphoria of the endless possibilities set off by the acquisition of the substance.
- Seriously, this site has provoked my writerly instincts and definitely fed my Cyke jones.
verb[no object] (jones on/for) Back to top
- Have a fixation on; be addicted to: Palmer was jonesing for some coke againMore example sentences
- At any given time of day, junkies line up inside, jonesing for their over-the-counter drugs.
- If all the Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter hype has you jonesing for some sci-fi or fantasy with a gay flavor, the Web can help you find it.
- Be honest, you've known for a while that Foster's been jonesing on you.
1960s: said to come from Jones Alley, in Manhattan, associated with drug addicts.
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