junky

1
[ juhng-kee ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ ki /

adjective, junk·i·er, junk·i·est.

of the nature of junk; trashy.

Nearby words

  1. junkers,
  2. junket,
  3. junketeer,
  4. junkie,
  5. junkman,
  6. junkyard,
  7. juno,
  8. juno and the paycock,
  9. junoesque,
  10. junot

Origin of junky

1
First recorded in 1945–50; junk1 + -y2

junky

2
[ juhng-kee ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ ki /

noun, plural junk·ies.

Origin of junky

2

junkie

or junk·y

[ juhng-kee ]
/ ˈdʒʌŋ ki /

noun Informal.

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

First recorded in 1920–25; junk3 + -ie

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British Dictionary definitions for junky

junkie

junky

/ (ˈdʒʌŋkɪ) /

noun plural junkies

an informal word for a drug addict, esp one who injects heroin into himself
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Word Origin and History for junky
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