- a drug addict, especially one addicted to heroin.
- a person with an insatiable craving for something: a chocolate junkie.
- an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee: a baseball junkie.
Origin of junkie
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Examples from the Web for junkie
This junkie is about to begin a three-day, neo-African, sometimes-terrifying, ritualistic trip.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
That is another way of saying that the junkie, unlike our “American business man,” knows himself.
A junkie, on the other hand, exists in a state of constant physical emergency.
A junkie uses only to avoid junk sickness, otherwise known as withdrawal.
The junkie knows life because he has an intimate knowledge of death.
It was evident that Junkie had a will of his own, and was accustomed to exert it on all occasions.
Junkie looked up with sparkling eyes, and said that Milly did it.
“Nevertheless, it may not be fair to call it a lie, Junkie,” said Jackman.
“Father never rose a fish there,” said Junkie, with a demure look.
A little shriek of laughter burst from Junkie on hearing this.
- an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
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Word Origin and History for junkie
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