Meaning of “junkie” in the English Dictionary

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"junkie" in British English

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junkienoun [ C ]

also junky uk /ˈdʒʌŋ.ki/ us /ˈdʒʌŋ.ki/ informal

someone who cannot stop taking illegal drugs

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)

"junkie" in American English

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junkienoun [ C ]

also junky us /ˈdʒʌŋ·ki/ slang

a person who regularly takes and is dependent on illegal drugs, esp. heroin

humorous A junkie is also a person who enjoys or is interested in a particular activity to an extreme:

If you want to follow politics, basically you have to become a talk-show junkie.

(Definition of “junkie” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)