Definition of Junkie

1. Noun. A narcotics addict.

Exact synonyms: Drug Addict, Junky
Generic synonyms: Addict
Specialized synonyms: Cocaine Addict, Binger, Crack Addict, Heroin Addict, Opium Addict, Opium Taker, Withdrawer



2. Noun. Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction. "A news junkie"
Exact synonyms: Addict, Freak, Junky, Nut
Generic synonyms: Enthusiast, Partisan, Partizan
Specialized synonyms: Gym Rat
Derivative terms: Addict

Definition of Junkie

1. Noun. (slang pejorative) A narcotics addict, especially referring to heroin users. ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) An enthusiast of something. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Junkie

1. a drug addict [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Junkie

junked
junkerism
junket
junketed
junketeer
junketeered
junketeering
junketeers
junketer
junketers
junketing
junkets
junketted
junkhead
junkie (current term)
junkiedom
junkiehood
junkieness
junkier
junkies
junkiest
junkily
junking
junkless
junklike
junkman
junkmen
junkpiles

Literary usage of Junkie

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1. Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (2003)
""You think a junkie misses sobriety?" I knocked on the bar. "Hello! ... "But you know what a junkie is, right? junkies don't miss sobriety, because they ..."

2. Technologies for Understanding and Preventing Substance Abuse and Addiction by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"As one heroin user related: I always refer to myself as a junkie, even when I'm not hooked on anything. And when you're introduced to somebody for the first ..."

3. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"Like a junkie, one fix led to another. Every win was a validation of his skills. ... Other times he tiptoed up on it like a heroin junkie. ..."

4. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge. by George Ripley (1858)
"He published, in 1847, an “Essay on the Authorship of the Letters of junkie,” in which lie endeavored to prove ..."

5. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... as a junkie who has failed the family. Having promised Lafayette "he would move the family out of Homer to a quieter neighborhood" i'67l, his failure to ..."

6. Toronto by Jennifer McMorran, Alain Rondeau (2002)
"Beat junkie 306 Richmond St. W. =55*9-7055 Though smaller than some of the mega-clubs nearby, Beat junkie hosts both live music and DJs. ..."

7. Neighbours of Field, Wood, and Stream: Or, Through the Year with Nature's by Morton Grinnell (1901)
"Ruffle put up his crest in surprise and thought for a moment, and then he asked : " junkie, is there any tree or big bush near by?" Junco told Ruffle of the ..."

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