[ US /ˈdʒəŋki/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈʌŋki/ ]
  1. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    a car nut
    a news junkie
    a bodybuilding freak
    a golf addict
  2. a narcotics addict
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How To Use junkie In A Sentence

  • I'm just still in a daze, wandering round the town centre at lunch, like some half-cut junkie, drunk on death.
  • Created for all kinds of cycling lifestyler, they offer technical and off-the-bike gear for everyone from committed roadies to dirt junkies.
  • What began in 1968 as a Beltway junkie's labor of love has turned into an authoritative collection of whistle-stopping campaign slogans and vicious slings and arrows of partisan attacks that stretches all the way back to the Founding Fathers (who came up with terms like "electioneer" and the party "ticket"). How to Sound Presidential
  • I am a current affairs and news junkie. Times, Sunday Times
  • The subsidy junkie label was not unreasonably applied to many farmers.
  • And because the kids are such "coddled," "narcissistic praise junkies," they'll be beyond tough to bring into the military. Boing Boing
  • Edward Morris 11:57 pm: My poltergeist was a junkie, and a great jazz musician. Transcript: Ghosts! « Coyote Con
  • This time round, the immediacy and breadth of much internet coverage has, for news junkies, already given it the edge over TV and print.
  • Gardeners are almost always information junkies, and now, while it's wet, and there's little to do outside, it's the perfect time to kick back, mellow out and finally organise all this horticultural hoarding.
  • Amid the fisticuffs there's greatness, as we film junkies know.
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