junkie

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

junk (narcotic drug) +‎ -ie

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒʌŋki/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌŋki

Noun[edit]

junkie (plural junkies)

  1. (slang, derogatory) A narcotics addict, especially a heroin user.
    Synonyms: drug addict; see also Thesaurus:addict
    • 1982, “The Message”, performed by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five:
      Rats in the front room, roaches in the back / Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
  2. (slang, by extension) An enthusiast of something.
    Synonyms: aficionado, enthusiast; see also Thesaurus:fan
    English people are travel junkies, but Americans hardly ever leave their state.
    My uncle is a classic-car junkie.

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Junkie
  • Spanish: yonqui

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

junkie m or f (plural junkies)

  1. junkie (addict)