Definitions for junkieˈdʒʌŋ ki

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

junk•ie*ˈdʒʌŋ ki(n.)(pl.)junk•ies.

or junk•y

  1. a drug addict, esp. one addicted to heroin.

    Category: Informal

  2. a person with an insatiable craving for something:

    a chocolate junkie.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. an enthusiastic follower; devotee:

    a baseball junkie.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

* Informal..

Origin of junkie:

1920–25, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drug addict, junkie, junky(noun)

    a narcotics addict

  2. addict, nut, freak, junkie, junky(noun)

    someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

    "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a bodybuilding freak"; "a news junkie"


  1. junkie(Noun)

    A narcotics addict, especially referring to heroin users.

  2. junkie(Noun)

    An enthusiast of something.


  1. Junkie

    Junkie: Confessions of an Unredeemed Drug Addict is a novel by American beat generation writer William S. Burroughs, published initially under the pseudonym William Lee in 1953. His first published work, it is semi-autobiographical and focuses on Burroughs' life as a drug user and dealer. It has come to be considered a seminal text on the lifestyle of heroin addicts in the early 1950s.

Translations for junkie

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a slang word for a person who is addicted to drugs, especially heroin.

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