junkie etymology

English word junkie comes from English -ie, English junk

Detailed word origin of junkie

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ie English (eng) (occasionally, sometimes, derogatory) Forming nouns signifying the person associated with suffixed noun or verb.. Forming diminutive or affectionate forms of nouns or names.
junk English (eng) (transitive) To find something for very little money (meaning derived from the term junk shop). (transitive) To throw away. (nautical) A Chinese sailing vessel. (dated) A fragment of any solid substance; a thick piece; a chunk.. (nautical) Salt beef.. (slang) Any narcotic drug, especially heroin.. (slang) The clothed genitalia.. A collection of miscellaneous items of little value.. Discarded [...]
junkie English (eng) (by extension) An enthusiast of something.. (slang, pejorative) A narcotics addict, especially referring to heroin users.

Words with the same origin as junkie

Descendants of -ie
anyone auntie barbie birdie blondie bookie brownie cutie doggie girlie hottie maggie movie one rookie someone sweetie un wan yan yen young youth youthful