A person who constantly has to have cocaine is an example of a drug addict.
Getting someone to feel they need daily ice cream cones is an example of addict.
The thief was addicted to cocaine. My uncle is addicted to gambling.
A baseball addict.
Addicted to cocaine; addicted to gambling.
A soap-opera addict.
Origin of addict
- Latin addīcere addict- to sentence ad- ad- dīcere to adjudge deik- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin addictus, past participle of addīcō (“deliver; devote; surrender”), from ad- (“to, towards, at”) + dīcō (“say; declare”)