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crackhead

One who is addicted to crack cocaine. Yeah, I used to be a crackhead, but rehab saved my life. This neighborhood has gotten really bad—it's crawling with crackheads.
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crackhead

n. a user of crack. (Drugs.) They brought an eight-year-old crackhead in for treatment.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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I tell him Harold Simms called Daddy a killer crackhead. Mr.
"And I'd like to sarcastically thank the crackheads around here for doing this to me."
'They were just a couple of crackheads and my mates ran out and subdued them very quickly.
Drug crackheads would gatecrash the homes of elderly and vulnerable tenants to take their fix.
Well, I suspect her glittering, golden world is about to come crashing down around her ears now because, if he's got any sense, Jefferson Hack, the father of their daughter Lila, will launch a custody battle to get his little girl away from his ex and all the crackheads she chooses to hang around with.
Last year he cooked and ate a fox to draw attention to the plight of 'crackheads'.
He's happy though that Rawhide is setting an example while readily admitting that in the interval smokers in the audience rush outside ``like crackheads'' to light up.
Maybe we can find a place in a high crime area with crackheads. The question is, can we turn crackheads into artists?
But it is becoming a drug controlled by violent, professional drug traffickers, who routinely mix the drug with more dangerous, addictive--and, hence, profitable--substances, and who aim to convert today's Ecstasy users into tomorrow's crackheads, to turn Ecstasy into what it has not yet become: A gateway drug.
He writes of having "almost killed somebody" named Red over drugs; or buying a home in Brooklyn where the drug scene was so blatant that crackheads would knock on his door asking if he wanted a hit of the pipe.
Future presidential candidate Phil Gramm's (R-Tex.) cry that welfare recipients must "get out of the cart and help the rest of us push" found resonance at the time in a public official's claim that "you can't expect the hard-working people of suburban Chicago to go into the same health care alliance as the crackheads in Chicago." Although this harsh rhetoric contributed to the demise of the President's bill, through his unwillingness or inability to focus on one or two key pieces of legislation, the President ultimately laid the framework for its defeat.
A judge in Las Vegas made the ruling after a preliminary hearing at which a lawyer claimed the case was based on the accounts of "crackheads and groupies and pimps".
"For single mothers everywhere in love with crackheads, you are a shining light of hope," he says.
'The stories are about how violent and frightening London has become, and in Jack and Tony we have two cops tough enough to put the gun-toting crackheads where they belong - in jail.'