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schmecker Line breaks: schmeck¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈʃmɛkə/

Definition of schmecker in English:


US informal, dated
A drug addict, especially a heroin addict.
Example sentences
  • I suspect her to be a schmecker but it's hard to tell with women.
  • A performer finds a stage just as surely as a schmecker finds his man.
  • I didn't mean to imply that I was a schmecker myself, just that I've been up on felony charges, and known plenty of people who were looking at felony drug charges.


1950s: from Yiddish schmeck 'a sniff' + -er1. Compare with smack4.

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