1. (US drugs, also Mr. Jones) drug addiction, esp. to heroin.
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 272: I’ve got a jones.|
|Ghetto Sketches 127: ‘I don’t think he and Bam can get high from smokin’ anymore.’ ‘Probably not . . . not behind Mr. Jones.’.|
|Jones Men 150: His jones comes down on him so bad he starts to lose his cool.|
|Lush 84: Heroin withdrawal. There’s good jones, when you just sort of feel like shit for a while, and bad jones, when you get the shakes and the shivers and the sweats and the pukes and cramps like you can’t believe.|
|Homeboy 42: The Barker drilled that into his head: never cop to your jones.|
|Right As Rain 176: He figured she started by snorting it [i.e. heroin]. Probably thought it was okay, doin’ it like that, like she couldn’t get a jones behind it that way.|
|? (Pronounced Que) [ebook] Chuck was a crackhead [...] he had even stolen the air conditioner out of a local church’s window. His Jones was that sacrilegious.|
2. (US drugs, also A-jones) a heroin addict.
|Narcotics and Narcotic Addiction (2nd edn).|
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 197: A-Jones, n. – a drug addict (1940s and 50s).‘Catheads [...] and Cho – Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
3. (US drugs) heroin.
|Ripping and Running 161: Jones [...] 2. Heroin.|
|Mr Blue 236: When you’ve had a good jones, you’re hooked for the rest of your life.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 13: Jones — Heroin.|
4. the symptoms of heroin withdrawal.
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 285: My jones is on me; it’s on me something terrible. I feel so sick.|
|Drugs from A to Z (1970) 133: jones [...] the withdrawal symptoms arising out of this habit.|
|Bk of Jargon 342: jones: [...] 2. The effects of withdrawal from a drug.|
|The Force [ebook] She will [remember] he thinks, when she really comes to and the jones start to kick in.|
5. (US) a strong craving or habit, whether for cigarettes, food, a person or anything, e.g. a love jones, a chocolate jones.
|Campus Sl. Nov. 2: have a Jones – to be addicted to something: Joe has a basketball Jones.|
|On the Stroll 178: He invited Sweet Rudy and Jacki to come over and ‘see a kitten with a catnip Jones’.|
|Chili 18: We embraced. After all, we were old friends now. She, as my jones. Lord only knows how she saw me.|
|Hard Candy (1990) 92: You’re a fucking nutcase yourself, Burke, You got this Jones for kids.|
|Homeboy 43: Crank it up! I’m runnin a juice jones!|
|Guardian 23 Jul. 24: Fatigued, he tries a French holiday and a diet of Gide and Courbet but his trash jones takes hold again.|
|Destination: Morgue! (2004) 293: Lauter craves white lady and white snatch [...] sees Megan More on TV, and gets a jones.‘Hot-Prowl Rape-O’ in|
|Turning Angel 150: Cyrus has a serious jones for white girls.|
|Snitch Jacket 8: The mysterious tactile jones every meth monster knows.|
6. (US drugs) a marijuana cigarette.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 171: A marijuana cigarette [...] j, jones, joint.|
(US black/drugs) a heroin dealer.
|Jones Men 32: Everybody wanta be the jones man.|