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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How to use junkie in a sentence
A self-described comic book nerd, big film fan, and pop culture junkie, the prolific DePaul University alum began his career in Chicago’s underground scene.Studio’s new audio play has nothing to do with holidays | Patrick Folliard | December 11, 2020 | Washington Blade
Whether you’re a political junkie, a lover of gossip or a fan of engaging writing, “A Promised Land” will leave you wanting more.
The court doesn’t look at me like I’m a real person, they’re looking at me like I’m a junkie.She Was Afraid of Her Lawyer. Then the Text Messages Started. | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor | October 8, 2020 | ProPublica
The company’s app supplies updates, analyst notes, and data tools for market junkies.Atom looks to capitalize on the stock market craze with a new analytics subscription | rhhackettfortune | October 6, 2020 | Fortune
I have to ask you, because I know you’re as much as a junkie as I am.Full Transcript: Sean Spicer on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 26, 2020 | Ozy
And the bipolar junkie will stop at nothing to be promoted to detective inspector in a bid to win back his wife and children.James McAvoy on ‘Filth,’ His Wild Bachelor Party, and BB Gun Fights with Jennifer Lawrence | Marlow Stern | May 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This junkie is about to begin a three-day, neo-African, sometimes-terrifying, ritualistic trip.
Unless you live in Ohio, or are a political junkie, chances are you have never heard of its Republican governor, John Kasich.Is John Kasich The Most Formidable 2016 GOP Candidate You Don’t Know? | Myra Adams | April 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He added: “After a while you kind of get to be a crisis junkie and anything else is boring.”
That is another way of saying that the junkie, unlike our “American business man,” knows himself.American Dreams, 1953: ‘Junky’ by William S. Burroughs | Nathaniel Rich | June 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Oh, do tell us about that,” cried junkie and his brothers, turning eagerly to Jackman.The Eagle Cliff | R.M. Ballantyne
junkie went a few steps with him, intending to fetch another divit.The Eagle Cliff | R.M. Ballantyne
He towered over the skinny junkie, and was five or six times wider than her.Makers | Cory Doctorow
But this was new, new new, not old new, and new was always appealing to a certain kind of novelty junkie in Imagineering.Makers | Cory Doctorow
We need not say that junkie declined obedience, neither would he listen to the silvery blandishments of Gertie.The Settler and the Savage | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for junkie
an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
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