jones for (something)

jones for (something)

1. verb, slang To have a strong desire or craving for something, sometimes due to addiction. It's so hot out that I've been jonesing for some ice cream. Of course you're jonesing for caffeine—you normally drink three cups of coffee a day.
2. noun, slang Such a desire or craving for something. I gave up smoking this morning, and I'm already having a major jones for a cigarette! I've got a jones for some basketball—want to meet me at the court later?
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