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dope fiend

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noun Slang.
  1. a drug addict.
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Origin of dope fiend

First recorded in 1890–95
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • They were vacant as those of a dope-fiend, vacant with fatigue.

    The Trail of '98

    Robert W. Service

  • Of course a man will hate to believe that this is true of himself, but sooner or later money affects him as drugs do a dope-fiend.

    The Crow's Nest

    Clarence Day, Jr.

  • Flint is more than sixty-three this very minute, he's a dope-fiend, and his heart's damned weak.

    The Air Trust

    George Allan England

  • Miss Fielding, surely you understand that I couldn't marry a woman who, by her own acknowledgment, is a—a dope-fiend.

    At the Age of Eve

    Kate Trimble Sharber