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speed freak

or speed·freak

[ speed-freek ]
/ ˈspid ˌfrik /
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noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a person who habitually uses or is addicted to amphetamines, methamphetamines, or similar stimulating drugs.

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Origin of speed freak

First recorded in 1965–70; speed (in the sense “stimulating drug”) + freak1 (in the sense “person who pursues an obsession”)
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British Dictionary definitions for speed freak

speedfreak
/ (ˈspiːdˌfriːk) /

noun

slang an amphetamine addict
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