- a drug addict.
Origin of dope fiend
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for dope fiend
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency paints Lance Armstrong as a dope-fiend, bully, and liar in a blockbuster report released Wednesday.Speed Read: Eight Shocking Bits From the USADA’s Lance Armstrong Report
Laura Colarusso, Nina Strochlic
October 11, 2012
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