Etymology
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junkie (n.)

"drug addict," 1923, from junk (n.1) in the narcotics sense + -y (3). Junker in the same sense is recorded from 1922. Junk for "narcotic" is older.

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Definitions of junkie

junkie (n.)
a narcotics addict;
Synonyms: drug addict / junky
junkie (n.)
someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction;
a news junkie
Synonyms: addict / nut / freak / junky
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