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junkie

or junk·y

[ juhng-kee ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ ki /
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noun, plural, junk·ies.Slang.

Disparaging and Offensive. a person addicted to drugs, especially one addicted to heroin.
a person with an insatiable craving for something: a chocolate junkie.
an enthusiastic follower; fan; devotee: a baseball junkie.

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Origin of junkie

First recorded in 1920–25; junk3 + -ie
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junkie

junky

/ (ˈdʒʌŋkɪ) /

noun plural junkies

an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
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