schmecker

schmecker

(ˈʃmɛkə)
n
(Recreational Drugs) drugs slang a heroin user
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Both he and Coleridge were addicted to opiates ("Coleridge, `Xanadu'--another old-time schmecker" [Interzone 153]), and Burroughs was convinced that they'd both received dream visions as a direct result of their drug use, visions they both recorded in literature.(15) Burroughs was interested enough in Coleridge to read and cite John Livingston Lowes's study The Road to Xanadu, which "shows the conversion of raw material ...
"Schmecker" is junkie slang for "addict," from "schmeck," one of the many slang terms for heroin, or for opiates in general.