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Noun: junkie  júng-kee
Usage: informal
  1. A narcotics addict
    - drug addict, junky [informal], druggy [informal], narcotist, druggie [informal], hophead [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
    "a news junkie";
    - addict, nut [informal], freak, junky [informal]

Type of: addict, enthusiast, partisan, partizan

Encyclopedia: Junkie