Definition of druggy in US English:


adjectivedruggiest, druggier

  • Caused by, involving, or given to taking drugs, especially illegal ones.

    ‘a druggy haze’
    ‘the druggy world of rock and roll’
    • ‘Sliding into druggy paranoia, Beverly sees mutant women wherever he looks.’
    • ‘He made some excellent, and certainly druggy, music.’
    • ‘Flying solo, her druggy delivery merely hovers rather than soaring or swooping.’
    • ‘Their clinical detachment also insulates them from their influences' anxiety-producing aspects: the anger, the druggy sloppiness, the overblown egos.’
    • ‘Imagine the stylized druggy scenes from Requiem for a Dream amplified by a magnitude of ten and you'll be close to understanding director Akerlund's pull-out-all-the-stops approach.’
    • ‘The sick alcoholic sweat of Willard under the fan at the start is echoed in the druggy fever of the photographer at the close.’
    • ‘It hasn't got the washed out, druggy funkiness of their later stuff.’
    • ‘Local critics tried to persuade Australian moviegoers that it represented some sort of breakthrough, with its mix of druggy teen grit and sexual come-of-age angst.’
    • ‘You can never have too much raw, sleazy, druggy rock in your life.’
    • ‘Pierce foregoes the druggy melancholy of old - most of the time - and some of it even sounds bright and upbeat.’
    • ‘And yet they just don't sound all that druggy to me.’
    • ‘Tomaselli's were druggy hallucinations on a black background.’
    • ‘With this third album, though, their druggy self-mythologising has taken on a darker hue.’
    • ‘Four songs - Playgrounds and City Parks, the druggy Love in Veins, Slideling and the fabulous Stake Your Claim - hold their own with the best of his canon.’
    • ‘Tom had, before falling off a balcony in Notting Hill, initiated his very young wife into the ways of druggy hippiedom.’
    • ‘It's such a bizarre and disjointed album, confrontational and spaced, an incredibly druggy and disorienting experience.’
    • ‘Most of the songs are hazy, druggy messes with little structure or melody.’
    • ‘One day, at East Dulwich boating pond, I experienced a druggy ecstasy.’
    • ‘The festival also boasts the world premiere of American director Chuck Parello's serial killer movie Hillside Strangler, a true-crime tale of druggy decadence in 70s California.’
    • ‘The band seems to be shooting for a dreamy, druggy vibe, but sludgy tunes like ‘Manatee Man’ are too forgettable to hold even a stoner's interest.’

nounPlural druggies

  • variant spelling of druggie
    • ‘Both dogs and druggies could benefit from this plan.’
    • ‘‘People like me who suffer every day aren't concerned about addiction or being labeled as druggies,’ he says.’
    • ‘I was going to tell you when we first met but then you mentioned how you tried to distance yourself from druggies.’
    • ‘That's why my parents don't suspect I'm doing drugs since they think that all druggies get bad grades and do poorly in school.’
    • ‘In terms of using the cash payment as an incentive to kick a drugs habit, you'd run up against the problem that some druggies would milk the system as long as possible to finance the drug habit.’
    • ‘The sorry truth for all you druggies is that the myth that taking drugs equates to being a more interesting member of society has been exploded.’
    • ‘Matthew gathered together all the people he knew, and that night Joshua and His friends partied the night away with a house full of dealers, thugs, pimps, druggies, hookers and the like.’
    • ‘Plus, drug therapy only works if the druggie really wants it to.’
    • ‘At the same time he paints a sad picture of the dreamland inhabited by his drunks, druggies and small-time punks.’
    • ‘The point of my letter was simply that it would make more sense to put these druggies to work, performing some of the unskilled mobs which are now delegated to foreign slave labour.’
    • ‘If I started smoking pot then I would be a druggy.’
    • ‘Everyone knows that Jonah and Carl are druggies.’
    • ‘Either way, deals amongst druggies are always cemented with the ceremonial passing of the needle.’
    • ‘His mother was a druggie, so ever since he was born, I've taken care of him.’
    • ‘Spun puts a spin on the world of druggies, drug makers, and drug dealers.’
    • ‘They have grown up since the last time you have seen them; what if they are druggies or rapists?’
    • ‘But, to be fair, my class mainly consisted of mindless jocks, cheerleaders, and druggies.’
    • ‘I hated the druggies who threw their lives away for some artificial high.’
    • ‘Even without the druggies crowding the place, the apartment was still a dump.’
    • ‘Behind the bleachers would be the druggies and elementary kids who were too busy chasing girls to focus on the game.’
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Late 16th century (as an adjective): from drug + -y. The noun dates from the 1960s.