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English noun: junkie

1. junkie (person) a narcotics addict

Synonymsdrug addict, junky

Broader (hypernym)addict

Narrower (hyponym)binger, cocaine addict, crack addict, heroin addict, opium addict, opium taker, withdrawer

2. junkie (person) someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

SamplesA golf addict.
A car nut.
A bodybuilding freak.
A news junkie.

Synonymsaddict, freak, junky, nut

Broader (hypernym)enthusiast, partisan, partizan

Narrower (hyponym)gym rat

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