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”:
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
aholibamah tent of the height, the name given to Judith, the daughter of Beeri = Anah (Gen. 26:34; 36:2), when she became the wife of Esau. A district among the mountains of Edom, probably near Mount Hor, was called after her name, or it may be that she received her name from the district. From […]
. Historical Examples Whin Oi swung down me left arrum wuz straight up, aholt av th’ limb, an’ the right wan wuz steadyin’ me pack. Adventures in Alaska Samuel Hall Young
an extinct Thai language of Assam. Historical Examples These were Ahoms; their alphabet was Ahom, and the language Ahom. The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham The Ahom, however, was Siamese; and probably the Khamti was a dialect of it. The Natural History of the Varieties of Man Robert Gordon Latham […]
on horseback: to escape ahorse. Historical Examples The king forthwith sent the pennons, and bade them without fail be armed and ahorse at dawn. Sir Gawain and the Lady of Lys Anonymous From every side, there was the sound of an arrival of men, both on foot and ahorse. The Treasure of Pearls Gustave Aimard […]