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English definition of “junkie”

junkie

noun [C] (also junky)     /ˈdʒʌŋ.ki/ informal
someone who cannot stop taking illegal drugsDrug addictionAddiction someone who wants to have or do something all the time: a computer/TV junkie a publicity junkieEnthusiastsAdmirers
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