A junkie is an addict.
- A person who is addicted to heroin is an example of a junkie.
- A person who is addicted to video games is an example of a video game junkie.
⌂ or junk′y
- a narcotics addict, esp. one addicted to heroin
- a person who is addicted to a specified interest, activity, food, etc.: a TV junkie
Origin of junkie; from junk,
nounpl. junk·ies Slang
- A narcotics addict, especially one using heroin.
- One who has an insatiable interest or devotion: a sports junkie.