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One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.
a. a person obsessively addicted to work
b. (as modifier): workaholic behaviour.
[C20: from work + -holic, coined in 1971 by Wayne Oates, US author]
work•a•hol•ic(ˌwɜrk əˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk)
a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
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portmanteau, portmanteau word, blend - a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
compulsive - a person with a compulsive disposition; someone who feels compelled to do certain things