drug addict

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nounSometimes Offensive.
  1. a person who is addicted to a chemical substance, especially a narcotic.

Origin of drug addict

First recorded in 1915–20

usage note For drug addict

See addict.

Words Nearby drug addict

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How to use drug addict in a sentence

  • The streets were almost deserted, except for some prowler or desperation-driven drug addict.

    Police Your Planet | Lester del Rey
  • He had known it, but, like a drug addict, he had refused to admit it.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels | Philip Jos Farmer
  • He became a professional gambler, and almost became a drug addict.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg

British Dictionary definitions for drug addict

drug addict

  1. any person who is abnormally dependent on narcotic drugs: See addiction

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