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(ˌfu dəˈhɔ lɪk, -ˈhɒl ɪk)

a person having an excessive, often uncontrollable craving for food.
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For instance, the new words read-o-holic [2013] (The Guardian) and pizza-holic [2015] (CNN) have been coined after the model of workaholic [1947], sugarholic [1955], foodaholic [1965], etc., all exhibiting the "final combining form" - (a)holic ([left arrow] alcoholic, Warren 1990; called "suffix" in the OED).
The self-confessed "foodaholic" lost more than half her body weight after reaching the semi-finals of the talent show in 2013.
Few dishes which are lesser known to people specially foodaholic who are always in search of something new and unique to consume can be explored in Nimtho.
Whether you are a shopaholic, foodaholic, a fashionista or an entertainment junkie, you are never disappointed with the variety of stuff available at the mall.
This is an iftar unlike any other I've ever been to: And that's saying a lot coming from a foodaholic.
If many adolescents seek "thinspiration" from such desiccated waifs as Jessica Alba, who has admitted to being on a diet since age twelve, or Elisa Donovan, who dwindled to a mere 90 pounds after eating nothing but coffee, water, and toast for two years, the majority of Americans seem to be following the lead of reformed foodaholic Tom Arnold who, until he began taking the diet aid Xenical, regularly splurged on McDonald's and then hid his half-dozen Big Macs and Quarter Pounders from his equally gluttonous wife Roseanne, not out of shame, but because he didn't want to share.
"Most Americans do not see either the public's or their own weight as a serious health problem." Which may pose a problem for the "recovering foodaholic" who told Newsweek, "We should make it the cultural norm to practice healthy habits."
Written by Shelly Davey of Cottage Grove and directed by Gil Rodello, the play finds not-so-famous director Houston Bean struggling with malcontents - a neurotic producer's nephew, a nasty diva, a foodaholic executive and a loony assistant director - while filming his potboiler, "Phantom of the Wildcard Saloon."
A storyteller by nature and foodaholic by choice, Rex-Johnson gives insightful biographical sketches of market workers and shoppers, with recipes (oyster chowder, strawberry-rhubarb fool) that utilize the market's wonderful wares.