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Drug abuse A person, usually an IV narcotic abusing addict, whose existence revolves around obtaining—often through theft, prostitution or other illicit means—the next ‘fix’ of narcotics, known in some circles as ‘junk’
Vox populi The term junkie has been commandeered in the popular culture, and applied to anyone with an ‘addiction’ for a particular food or habit—e.g., fashion junkie

junkie

Popular health A popular term for a person, usually an IV narcotic abusing addict, whose life is disorganized vis-á-vis family and societal structure, whose existence revolves around obtaining–often through theft, prostitution or other illicit means of another 'fix' of narcotic. See Cold turkey, Shooting galleries.

junkie

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junky

A slang term for a narcotic, especially heroin, addict.
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Daddy's Junky Music had four locations in New Hampshire, in Nashua, Manchester, Salem and Portsmouth.
In the study, researchers fed the rats a mishmash of junky foods (think bacon-wrapped cheesecake covered with frosting), so any ingredient's individual effects were hidden.
Each of their projects has an abundance of personality, attitude and beauty not before associated (by the students) with "old, junky cars.
At least the FDA prohibits qualified health claims on foods that are junky or too high in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
They have guns that jam because the firearms are cheap and junky, or they've been butchered with ill-advised customizing or aftermarket accessories.
Visitors can see any number of impressive projects, ranging from the Junky Funk store in Porirua that offers recycled art supplies to the ambitious plans of the Nelson Council and the Green Bike Trust in Palmerston North.
Another business model is being floated by indie distributor Regent Entertainment, which produced cable's Twilight of the Golds and distributed such low-budget films as Speedway Junky.
Thirty years ago, Robert Venturi looked at Las Vegas and decided that its junky buildings, devoted almost entirely to the pursuit of commercially organized leisure, could show ways of reinvesting the public realm (then much reduced by the ravages of tired late functionalism) with senses of occasion, arrival and departure, presence and welcome.
And for the committed indulgence junky, they are an addiction in waiting.
Drew, who has been slammed for her out-of-control behaviour in the past, says of the pair: "I think if a woman were behaving like these men, not only would she not get hired but she would also be considered a junky scumbag.
I like to eat all the usual American junky sorts of foods, like cheeseburgers, fries, chocolate, colas, and so on.