Definition of druggy in English:


(also druggie)

adjectivedruggier, druggiest

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

    ‘a druggy haze’
    ‘the druggy world of rock and roll’
    • ‘One day, at East Dulwich boating pond, I experienced a druggy ecstasy.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘Sliding into druggy paranoia, Beverly sees mutant women wherever he looks.’
    • ‘Most of the songs are hazy, druggy messes with little structure or melody.’
    • ‘You can never have too much raw, sleazy, druggy rock in your life.’
    • ‘He made some excellent, and certainly druggy, music.’
    • ‘Their clinical detachment also insulates them from their influences' anxiety-producing aspects: the anger, the druggy sloppiness, the overblown egos.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tom had, before falling off a balcony in Notting Hill, initiated his very young wife into the ways of druggy hippiedom.’
    • ‘Pierce foregoes the druggy melancholy of old - most of the time - and some of it even sounds bright and upbeat.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's such a bizarre and disjointed album, confrontational and spaced, an incredibly druggy and disorienting experience.’
    • ‘It hasn't got the washed out, druggy funkiness of their later stuff.’
    • ‘Flying solo, her druggy delivery merely hovers rather than soaring or swooping.’
    • ‘The sick alcoholic sweat of Willard under the fan at the start is echoed in the druggy fever of the photographer at the close.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tomaselli's were druggy hallucinations on a black background.’
    • ‘With this third album, though, their druggy self-mythologising has taken on a darker hue.’
    • ‘And yet they just don't sound all that druggy to me.’


  • A drug addict or habitual user of drugs.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Spun puts a spin on the world of druggies, drug makers, and drug dealers.’
    • ‘‘People like me who suffer every day aren't concerned about addiction or being labeled as druggies,’ he says.’
    • ‘Plus, drug therapy only works if the druggie really wants it to.’
    • ‘Everyone knows that Jonah and Carl are druggies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Both dogs and druggies could benefit from this plan.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At the same time he paints a sad picture of the dreamland inhabited by his drunks, druggies and small-time punks.’
    • ‘Either way, deals amongst druggies are always cemented with the ceremonial passing of the needle.’
    • ‘Behind the bleachers would be the druggies and elementary kids who were too busy chasing girls to focus on the game.’
    • ‘His mother was a druggie, so ever since he was born, I've taken care of him.’
    • ‘If I started smoking pot then I would be a druggy.’
    • ‘I was going to tell you when we first met but then you mentioned how you tried to distance yourself from druggies.’
    • ‘They have grown up since the last time you have seen them; what if they are druggies or rapists?’
    abuser, user


Late 16th century (as an adjective): from drug+ -y. The noun dates from the 1960s.