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Dictionary Definition

junky

Noun

1 a narcotics addict [syn: drug addict, junkie]
2 someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction; "a golf addict"; "a car nut"; "a news junkie" [syn: addict, nut, freak, junkie]

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English

Adjective

  1. Having the quality (or being like) junk, cheap or of low quality.

Noun

  1. slang pejorative alternative spelling of junkie

Extensive Definition

The word junkie (or junky) was initially used to describe a heroin addict, “junk“ being a slang term for heroin. However, as the term gained currency, enthusiasts in any specific area began to call themselves “junkies“, as in the phrases “science fiction junkie“ or “political junkie“.
English use of the term in a sentence: “Mr. Cornish, stop your drug use, it has turned you into a real junkie.” Or other variations of the term, such as ‘junk box’. For instance, “Mr. Cornish, stop being such a junk box.”
Other uses of the term include:
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