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junkie

1. slang A drug addict, especially of heroin. I dabbled with drugs near the end of high school, but I turned into a full-blown junkie after I graduated. That part of town is filled with junkies, so I wouldn't go there if you don't have to.
2. slang Anyone with an obsession over or excessive preoccupation with something, akin to an addiction. I've become something of a retro video game junkie over the last few years. I've put an admittedly absurd amount of time and money into my collection. I do about 10 skydives a year because I love the rush so much. People consider me a bit of an adrenaline junkie.

junkie

and junky (ˈdʒəŋki)
1. n. a drug dealer. (Drugs.) Junkies should be put into the jug.
2. n. a drug user; an addict. (Drugs.) Junkies have to steal to support their habits.

junky

verb
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It's nice to see the new management are thinking big with Rachel's smalls # MR TIMEFORM Phil Bull owned a useful tool in Philoctetes in the Sixties and David Junkier of Gifford, East Lothian, wanted to know in which year it won the Northumberland Plate and who rode it.
Asked to compare Zellers and Wal-Mart, Clements said Zellers is "junkier, more crammed.
We're finding uses for ever junkier wood, and using species you couldn't even get people to look at a few years ago, like alder." (See AMERICAN FORESTS, January/February 1990.)