Definition of needle man in English:

needle man

noun

US
informal, dated
  • A drug addict, especially a person addicted to injecting drugs.

    • ‘Howard was a needle man — that is, a hopeless drug addict.’
    • ‘That such an injection (no pun intended; he wasn't a needle man) was often fueled by a cocktail of drugs and alcohol that would fell a herd of rhinos is beside the point.’
    • ‘Except for the four card players and the needle man, all were doing absolutely nothing, not even talking.’
    • ‘There were occasions when I, the former needle man, got to employ the skill set of my old habit by injecting my mother with various injectables.’
    • ‘The only way I take any pills is by mouth - I'm not a needle man.’
    abuser, user
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