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work·a·hol·ic

 (wûr′kə-hô′lĭk, -hŏl′ĭk)
n.
One who has a compulsive and unrelenting need to work.

work′a·hol′ism n.

workaholic

(ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk)
n
(Psychology)
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)

n.
a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits.
[1965–70; work + -aholic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.workaholic - person with a compulsive need to workworkaholic - person with a compulsive need to work
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
Translations
workoholik
munkamániás
pracoholik

workaholic

[ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk] Ntrabajador(a) m/f obsesivo/a, adicto/a m/f al trabajo

workaholic

[ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk] nbourreau m de travailwork area ncoin m travail

workaholic

n (inf)Arbeitswütige(r) mf, → Arbeitssüchtige(r) mf, → Arbeitstier nt

workaholic

[ˌwɜːkəˈhɒlɪk] nstacanovista m/f, maniaco/a del lavoro
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