1. someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

a golf addict


a car nut


a bodybuilding freak


a news junkie

Syn: ↑addict, ↑nut, ↑freak, ↑junkie
Derivationally related forms: ↑addict (for: ↑addict)
Hypernyms: ↑enthusiast, ↑partisan, ↑partizan
Hyponyms: ↑gym rat
2. a narcotics addict
Syn: ↑drug addict, ↑junkie
Hypernyms: ↑addict

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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