junkie

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junkie (plural junkies)

  1. (slang, pejorative) A narcotics addict, especially referring to heroin users.
  2. (by extension) An enthusiast of something.
    English people are travel junkies, but Americans hardly ever leave their state.
    My uncle is a classic car junkie.

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  • 1982: The Message (song) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
    Rats in the front room, roaches in the back. Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat.

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