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a combining form extracted from alcoholic, occurring as the final element in compounds, often facetious nonce words, with the sense “a person who has an addiction to or obsession with some object or activity”:
workaholic; chargeaholic.

word-forming element abstracted from alcoholic; first in sugarholic (1965), foodoholic (sic., 1965); later in workaholic (1968), golfaholic (1971), chocoholic (1971), and shopaholic (1984).


used to form nouns and adjectives Addicted to and overengaging in what is indicated: fuckaholic/ sleepaholic/ workaholic


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