American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or related to junk; worthy of being discarded.
- adj. Meaningless, fatuous, or unbelievable: a junky novel.
- n. Variant of junkie.
- adj. Having the quality (or being like) junk, cheap or of low quality.
- n. slang, pejorative alternative spelling of junkie.
- n. a narcotics addict
- n. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction
“Brian is the real deal, not some adrenalin junky tear assing around messing up things for everyone else.”
“On my pumpkin junky problem, but dammit, now Dino's doing a contest ... and I live in the same city so could conceivably figure out which school the judge goes to & bribe him with ... hmmm I wonder ...”
“He was not an “adrenalin junky” – a term that fits so many hyped newscasters.”
“Thea’s life as an adrenalin junky becomes a Greek Tragedy after mythological gods kill her boyfriend and destroy her town.”
“On the other hand, being a junky has been the occasion of meeting many charming people (such as yourself, dear Lombard) on this blog, so I submit that there are worse pathologies from which one might suffer.”
“Either that, or take the Rush route and just become an oxycontin junky.”
“Filkins, an insanely intrepid reporter and adrenaline junky, which is to say a quintessential war correspondent, is more committed to getting the story than to his own safety or comfort.”
“I mean, I'm not yer average ADD-addled adrenalin junky.”
“They're rushing ahead of themselves and as a result the new products get more and more "junky".”
“The doctor did say that Dad's lungs are "junky," which is a bit worrisome, since he just got out of the hospital to get rid of lung junk.”
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