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One that is addicted to or compulsively in need of: workaholic; chocoholic.
[From alteration of (alc)oholic.]
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a combining form extracted from alcoholic, used in coinages having the general sense “a person who is addicted to or obsessed with an object or activity,” as specified by the initial element: chargeaholic; foodaholic. Compare -holic.
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