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junkienoun [C]

(also junky) uk   /ˈdʒʌŋ.ki/  us   /ˈdʒʌŋ.ki/ informal
someone who cannot ​stop taking ​illegaldrugs
someone who ​wants to have or do something all the ​time: a ​computer/TV junkie a ​publicity junkie
(Definition of junkie from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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junkienoun [C]

(also junky)  us   /ˈdʒʌŋ·ki/ slang
a ​person who ​regularlytakes and is ​dependent on ​illegaldrugs, esp. ​heroin
humorous A junkie is also a ​person who ​enjoys or is ​interested in a ​particularactivity to an ​extreme: If you ​want to ​followpolitics, ​basically you have to ​become a talk-show junkie.
(Definition of junkie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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