癮君子

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See also: 瘾君子

Chinese[edit]

addiction; craving
trad. (癮君子) 君子
simp. (瘾君子) 君子
alt. forms 隱君子隐君子

Etymology[edit]

Based on 隱君子隐君子 (yǐnjūnzǐ, “recluse, hermit”), using (yǐn, “addiction”) to substitute for (yǐn, “to hide”).

Pronunciation[edit]


Noun[edit]

癮君子

  1. (pejorative) someone who is addicted to smoking or using illicit drugs; chain smoker; drug addict