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junkie

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒʌŋki
 
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(also junky)

Definition of junkie in English:

noun

informal
1A drug addict.
Example sentences
  • I thought my destiny was to be a heroin addict, a junkie for the rest of my life; I couldn't stop myself and I didn't know a way out.
  • For the past eight years, Moira's been on methadone, a drug most imagine only junkies use to get off heroin.
  • Only two respondents in this sample were currently relapsing addicts / junkies.
1.1 [with modifier] A person with a compulsive habit or obsessive dependency on something: power junkies
More example sentences
  • With my fabulous culture junkie friends Peter and Jaq, we went to the movies last night.
  • Where does the average information starved Net junkie go in such a case?
  • However, I'm a noise junky, and a compulsive multitasker, so the TV's on most of the time.

Origin

1920s (originally US): from junk1.

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