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I found this phrase in my computer book and now I want to know the meaning of the phrase 'Information Junky'. Please tell me. Thanks in advance.

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Heh, that's a fun one.

"Junky" is just another way of spelling "Junkie", which refers to an addict (often a drug addict) compelled to take their addictive substance of choice.

So an information junkie is an addictive consumer of information, often someone who reads a lot on a topic to get more information before actually acting on that information.

Despite the connection in concept to a serious drug habit, the phrase is generally used in a lighthearted way and said without concern, as being an "Information Junkie" is almost always totally harmless.

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    Just to emphasize: this term does not have a negative connotation. I've mostly heard it in the context of people describing themselves. It's analogous to chocoholic. – Era Feb 2 '16 at 18:34
  • @Era: Of course it has negative associations! But as often happens with "slangy" usages, you can deliberately override those connotations in sarcastic / facetious contexts. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Feb 2 '16 at 19:11
  • Junkie has negative connotations, but information junkie does not. – Era Feb 2 '16 at 19:20

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