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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
  • If they are all schmeckers, they have a prearranged time to fix or take a bang; they stop and take the necessary time to do this, often in a rest room, sometimes in a hotel room.
  • Old time schmeckers suck the black smoke in the Chinese laundry back room.
  • 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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