Thursday 8 February 2007

Words of Interesting Origin: addict


definition: a person with an uncontrollable urge or habit for a drug or situation.

example: a person who regularly takes hard drugs like heroine is called a "drug addict",
a person who plays football, watches football, loves footlball can be called a "football addict"

origin: Slaves given to Roman soldiers to reward them for performance in battle were known as addicts. Eventually, a person who was a slave to anything became known as an addict.

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